The Relentless Pursuit

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When Yoji Tokuyoshi traveled to Italy from Japan as an aspiring young chef, he had no idea he would end up staying and opening his own restaurant after 10 years at the famed Osteria Francescana. But it was here, working from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. every day, cooking with simple, quality ingredients, that he discovered his own culinary path. Today, Yoji continues to forge that path as he blends Italian and Japanese culture, food, and craftsmanship to create dishes that are truly authentic to this vision at his new restaurant, called Tokuyoshi, in Milan. It is here that his passion for quality and hard work continues to grow.


  1. I love hearing the passion in his voice. How cool is it that he’s wearing shoes made in Minnesota!

    By sassy88

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