About Akiko

Born in Juneau, Alaska, Akiko Moorman is a chef, restaurant consultant, food stylist, and planner of kick-ass food events. She’s worked at Manhattan restaurants like Momofuku and Freemans, food styled for Seasons 1 & 2 of IFC’s Dinner with the Band and appeared on the Cooking Channel’s Foodography with Mo Rocca. She enjoys serving dinners on farms, at museums and on rooftops, retrofitting Home Depot products into smokers, and cooking whole animals on a spit. A long time New Yorker, Akiko moved to Philadelphia in 2010 to be the chef de cuisine at Speck; she’s currently restaurant consulting for three restaurants, as well as running Philly’s annual 2nd St Festival.

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