From a very young age cooking by his mother’s side, Joe Sasto knew that he wanted to be a Chef. After college, he dove head first into the restaurant industry, training under some of the Bay Area’s most respected chefs at two and three Michelin-starred restaurants, and has since opened restaurants as Executive Chef in San Francisco and Los Angeles. From travel inspiration and experience, Chef Joe’s passion for pasta has evolved into many projects. When the pandemic hit, Chef Joe started teaching virtual livestream pasta lessons weekly, garnering a strong social media following. Recently, he launched his highly coveted focaccia popup, Luna Focacceria, and is currently set to release a puffed pasta snack line, entitled TANTOS. Chef Joe had a big win on Food Network’s, Chopped, and has competed on Bravo’s Top Chef and Top Chef All-Stars. He was recently featured in Food Network’s inaugural “Hot List” 2022 and is working on his first cookbook.
From battling the legendary Masaharu Morimoto on Iron Chef America, to opening Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, to guiding Anthony Bourdain through many markets and restaurants, Chef Jet Tila is internationally celebrated for his culinary expertise. From growing up in the first family of Thai food, and later attending both French and Japanese culinary schools, Chef Jet is a born educator and storyteller. He was appointed as the inaugural Culinary Ambassador of Thai Cuisine by the Royal Thai Consulate, the first-ever Chef to represent his country’s culture and cuisine. Chef Jet’s culinary operations includes VP Culinary of Pei Wei Group 148 restaurants & Managing Partner Dragon Tiger Noodle Co in Las Vegas. He appears as co-host of Iron Chef America and recurring judge on Food Network’s, Cutthroat Kitchen, Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay and Guy’s Grocery Games. An Emmy and James Beard nominee, and best-selling author, Chef Jet’s food reaches millions of people a year.