Slippery Fish is not just the culmination of talent, passion, and dedication -- it is a way of life.
Executive Chef Ming Hwang entered the culinary scene early in life, thriving as an energetic member of a successful New Jersey restaurant business family. Molded by his parent's mindful perspective on the business and inspired by the art of food, Ming has followed this destiny from childhood. Ming established himself in his early years as an integral member of any culinary team in all capacities -- from bus-boy, to restaurant manager, to chef.
Subsequently, Ming has mastered both front and back of the house affairs in an array of establishments ranging from fine dining to street food. Ming relocated to Boston in 2000, where his restaurant duties included numerous essential tasks such as staff training and supervision, day-to-day operations, menu design, business development, and client services. Validating his growing expertise, Ming was hired to help open a new Cape Cod sushi restaurant, Cape Sushi, in 2002. When Ming arrived in San Francisco in 2005, his first project was the opening of 2 multi-million dollar kitchens for Guckenheimer. Over the span of the 3 years that followed, Ming managed Tokyo Go Go in San Francisco and then moved on to open 2 other restaurants. Shiso in Sonoma was the first, followed by his very own San Francisco gem -- Sudachi. Sudachi was Zagat rated under Ming's ownership; it was a testament to Chef Hwang's solid execution of his craft. During that time, the demand for elegant, lip-smacking sustenance for events and meetings increased, and soon the catering call had to be answered full time. Slippery Fish was born!
Throughout his career, Chef Hwang has been exposed to a variety of cuisines including Chinese, Italian, Cajun, Seafood, and Japanese. Guiding Ming in his creations are culinary principles that place a priority on the composition of flavors, texture, color and palate cleansor. Local, sustainable, and fresh ingredients combined with simplicity comprise the flavorful foundations that Ming builds upon. Ming approaches each menu and dish with finesse, and believes you cannot "muscle" your way into creating extraordinary food. His mantra: "Food made with love always tastes better".
Slippery Fish Catering is brought to you with the same mindfulness and Zen approach that has driven Chef Hwang along his culinary path for over 25 years.