Ep. 23 - Mark Noguchi (Chef Gooch) - Talking Life, Family and what defines success as a Chef with Chef Gooch
Manage episode 264023690 series 2686186
In today’s show, we sit down with the one and only Mark Noguchi who is lovingly known here in Hawaii as Chef Gooch. For people outside of Hawaii, which is probably most of you listening, Chef Gooch is the man here. He’s one of the faces of the local culinary scene and a true to life celebrity chef for all intents and purposes. At one point in his life Chef Gooch was operating 3 restaurants and a catering business here in Hawaii. He’s a graduate of CIA and has worked in some of the best restaurants in Hawaii. He’s also very well known for his love of saimin, Hawaii’s local version of ramen. So much so that he even has a local TV show about it called Saimin says which was broadcasted statewide on tv and on all Hawaiian Airlines flights.
Currently, Chef Gooch is operating the Pili Group with his wife Amanda as well as teaching food and Aina based learning at Punahou, the acclaimed private high school on Oahu which has many famous alumni including Barack Obama.
Gooch is passionate about food and life, and I was so glad he agreed to come on this podcast. Just a heads up, we actually talk very little ramen or saimin here, its more a conversation on life, making difficult decisions, family, and what success means as a chef. But I think this is still an episode you’ll all enjoy especially if you’re interested in pursuing a career in the culinary world.
Follow Chef Gooch on Instagram: https://instagram.com/musubman
Watch Saimin Says: https://www.zippys.com/saimin-says/
The Pili Group: http://www.thepiligroup.com/
Follow me on instagram: https://instagram.com/wayoframen
Support the podcast: https://anchor.fm/wayoframen
Talk about this episode on our ramen discord server: https://discord.gg/aVsjK3C
My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuM3xKQ_D0RIMMSUh9AYxNA--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/wayoframen/support