3Fils announces the appointment of Executive Chef Shun Shiroma

Local Dubai restaurant 3Fils has announced the appointment of its new executive chef Shun Shiroma – also known as the brand’s ‘umami warrior’, who will now lead the kitchen of the humble but big-hearted little Japanese. -inspired restaurant nestled in the fishing port of Jumeirah.

Hailing from the island of Okinawa in Japan, Chef Shun brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the 3Fils kitchen. Mastering the art of traditional and unconventional sushi and ramen making throughout his 20 years of working in the hospitality industry, Chef Shun has served, pre-opened and run several restaurants around the world, including at Tsuta Tokyo, the first ramen restaurant to earn a Michelin star. , before taking the helm of 3Fils.

Commenting on his nomination, Chef Shun said, “It would be an understatement to say that it’s an exciting time to join the 3Fils team after the brand was named the best restaurant in the Middle East and Europe region. North Africa at the inaugural MENA 50 Best Restaurants Awards last month 3Fils is a unique and special place that combines a quality driven approach with a commitment to being sustainable, accessible and welcoming to as many people as possible. he team here is not just colleagues, it’s a family, and I feel incredibly privileged to be part of it now.

He added: “In my role as Executive Chef, I intend to strive for continued excellence in the kitchen and hope to bring compelling new flavor combinations to excite the palates of our diners while remaining true to the long-time customer favourites.”

Chef Shun’s culinary journey began at the age of 16 when he moved to Tokyo to become a sushi chef. Fast forward two years and the budding chef’s career took him to Kingston, Jamaica, where he worked at the East Japanese restaurant for six years, further mastering his skills.

After a stint cooking in the United States, Chef Shun returned to Tokyo to trace the origins of Japanese cuisine, where his career took an exciting turn working at Tsuta Tokyo where he spearheaded the brand’s international expansion. in Hong Kong. During this time, he executed exclusive new ramen recipes for the brand, which saw the restaurant awarded as the first ramen restaurant in the world to receive a Michelin star.

Following his desire to gain additional international experience, Chef Shun returned to the United States where he took on the position of Chief Operating Officer for W&E Hospitality in 2019, where he oversaw over 30 restaurants across the country.

Now heading the kitchen at 3Fils, Chef Shun, alongside Sous Chef Freddy Mutombo Kazadi and a team of enthusiastic and driven chefs, will serve upscale Asian dishes heavily influenced by Japanese cuisine that highlights value of selected ingredients directly imported from Japan every week.