We are so excited to add more talent to our organization. We recently hired Jin Yang, former corporate executive chef at Sustainable Restaurant Group (SRG), as our new Culinary Director! Yang has been in the Portland food scene for nearly 10 years, first working with James Beard nominated Gregory Gourdet as his sous chef at Departure in downtown Portland.
“Jin is a huge score and we’re over-the-moon thrilled that we got him to Boise,” said Michelle Andersen, CEO at the Boise Co-op. “He has a big reputation in Portland, and he’s an extraordinary chef. Anytime you have the opportunity to try his food is a real treat.”
Some of his notable accolades:
2015: Portland Iron Chef Overall Winner
2016: Portland Iron Chef People’s Choice Winner
2016: Named one of the most sustainable chefs by Uproxx
We can’t wait to see what awesome new flavors and ideas Jin brings to our Deli! He’s excited to showcase the Treasure Valley’s local flavors in new and interesting ways.
“Boise has everything it needs to be a major food city,” said Yang. “Working with the Boise Co-op gives me the opportunity to drive this change by connecting with the community, local farmers, and restaurateurs.”