As the chef/owner of Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya, Kevin Yu is excited to be participating in the Grand Chefs Experience this February. Kizuki was founded in Tokyo, Japan in 2003 and grew to over 20 locations in Tokyo and was then brought over to the United States in 2013. Kizuki offers customizable, made-to-order ramen dishes featuring a variety of broths (made from scratch in-house daily), toppings, and four different types of noodles. The menu combines fresh, locally sourced ingredients with special ingredients from Japan. The Wicker Park restaurant was first Midwest location for Kizuki, which aims to provide Chicagoans with a taste of authentic Japanese ramen without having to fly to Tokyo for the experience.