ABOUT OUR CHEF
Born on May 28th, 1980
2003-2005 Italian Restaurant in Tokyo, Ginza
2005-2008 Opening a Cafe-Restaurant in Okinawa
2008-2010 Shigira-bay Resort Hotel Okinawa Chief Chef
2010-2013 Japanese Embassy in Sweden Head chef
2013-2014 Rutabaga(Micheline 1 star) / Matbaren(Micheline 2 stars)
2014-2015 Hanashizuku Japanese Cuisine
2015-2017 Restraunt 999.99
2017-2021 Café B
2022- Masa Saito Innovative - Owner Chef
At the young age of 15, our chef started his career in the kitchen of a western restaurant and his culinary passion was awakened. In 2001, he moved to Miyakojima in Okinawa.
In 2003 he returned to Tokyo and trained in an Italian restaurant in Ginza. In 2005, he returned to Okinawa and opened his own cafe on a remote island. Then he joined the Okinawa Miyako Island Shigira-bay Resort Hotel in 2008.
He was a member of the team to launch four new restaurants. In 2010, he was assigned to Stockholm, as a chef to the Ambassador of Japan Embassy in Sweden.
In 2013 he retired from the embassy and started to training at Rutabaga (Michelin 1-star) and Matbaren (Michelin 2-star) in Sweden.
2014 was the year he moved to Singapore to work in a Japanese restaurant.
Thereafter, he helped start up a modern European restaurant, 999.99 in 2015. And joined a Japanese-Italian restaurant, Caffe B in 2017 as a chief advisor. In 2019, he was appointed Yamagata Prefecture, Higashine City Ambassador. In 2022, he opened Masa Saito Innovative as the owner-chef.