Chef Saito Masami
Prior to joining Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai, Chef Saito was chief Japanese chef at Akasaka Branchi, a Japanese restaurant in Tokyo. He started his apprenticeship in 1980 and has worked at several Japanese restaurants throughout Japan.
Chef Saito joined the Nadaman group of restaurants in the middle of 1990 before he went to New York to start a new career path. He has spent six years working at Japanese restaurants Chikubu and Sugiyama.