Posted at 8:21 a.m., Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Alan Wong's pastry chef leaves to run own bakery
Advertiser Food Editor
Eleven years ago, Wong hired Okumura away from Halekulani. Okumura was part of the Alan Wong's management team that crafted the original menu, and helped launch Wong's restaurants at Ala Moana and in Japan.
An Okumura protege, Michelle Karr, will take over as pastry chef at Alan Wong's Restaurant, creating the hand-made desserts and chocolates for which the restaurant is known.