"Best Fusion Cuisine" Best of LA, Los Angeles Magazine,2003  

"Award of Excellence" Wine Spectator Magazine,2003  

"Aspen Food & Wine Classic" June 2003 

"The Restaurant Guide 2003" Los Angeles Times Magazine,

"Great Restaurants on the Coast" Los Angeles Magazine, 2003

"The Umami Dinner" Friends of James Beard Benefit 2003

"2003 Gold Award" Southern California Writers

"2003 Golden Bacchus Award" Southern Ca. Writers

"2002 thru 2006 "Four Diamond Award" AAA of America

"Best Hotel Chefs of America Series" J. Beard House, 2002

"Top Ten Most Beautiful Restaurants" California Homes 2002

"Rising Star Chef" StarChef, March 2004

"Silver Medalist" Great Taste of Maine Lobster 2003 L.A. 

"2004 J. Beard Centennial Dinner" Host, Live Chefs of the West

J. Beard foundation NYC "Umami of Tofu Dinner" Host-2004

J. Beard Foundation New York" Umami Dinner" Host-2003

"Aspen Food & Wine Classic" June 2003

"Featured Cover Chef, Figs" 2002- Art Culinaire Vol66

"Top 50 Chef's" '93 Chefs Gala / The Rest. School, Philly

"Best of Atlanta" Atlanta Magazine

"Best New Restaurant of Atlanta" Atlanta Magazine

"Best New Restaurant of the Year" Food & Wine 2000

"Best of Atlanta" The Food Network

"Most Unforgettable Fine Dining Experience" Where Mag

"Best New Restaurant of Year" Esquire Mag. J.Mariani, 1998

"Featured Chef, Soy" 2000 Art Culinaire Vol 57

"2005 South Beach Food and Wine" Miami Fla.

"2005 Masters of food and Wine" 

"2007 Top 10 new restaurants in the country" Gayot