2023 Chefs

Washington, DC

Featured: Saturday Grand Tasting & Auction

In January of 2011, chef and owner Erik Bruner-Yang opened the acclaimed Toki Underground in Washington, D.C. In the first years of its opening, Toki Underground has been nationally and locally recognized for its creative menu featuring hybrid Taiwanese style ramen, authentic Taiwanese dumplings, and Asian-themed cocktails. As the winner of the 2012 DC “Restaurant of the Year” and 2011 “So Hot Right Now” Eater Awards, Toki Underground continues to receive rave reviews from Food & Wine Magazine, The Washington Post, the Cooking Channel’s “Unique Eats”, and many more. Bruner-Yang is expanding his H Street footprint with Maketto, a communal marketplace and lifestyle brand combining retail, restaurant and café opening soon at 1351 H Street NE.