Chef de Cuisine
Born in Seoul. Dong spent his early years in Korea, but his family soon decided to pursue the American dream by joining his trailblazing grandmother in Atlanta, where she had been living for decades.
Choi studied Biology in college, but despite his arduous attempts to complete his studies, he found his heart was not following the path to the world of medicine his parents had planned for him. Once freed from the classroom, Choi found he was cooking constantly, often calling his mother and grandmother for tips or advice.
With no formal culinary training he has worked building a career working in restaurants spanning James Beard Award winning chef’s including Joel Antunes in Atlanta, Executive Chef for David Myers in his restaurants both in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and abroad in Asia, and with the Michael Mina Group and the Daniel Patterson Group here in the Bay Area. Dong is humbled to find a home with the Slanted Door Group, most recently helping open and run the Rice & Bones restaurant in Berkeley. He is honored to be part of a restaurant group that he feels has helped lead and continually re-define what it means to cook modern Vietnamese and Asian cuisine in the country.
Executive Sous Chef
A Bay Area native who was raised in a household that always welcomed friends and family to the table. That transcended into a restaurant career that started while on break from college. A friend had pushed Bobby to apply for a summertime bartender position and after working a couple of shifts he was hooked. Bartending moved in to management that lead him to various GM positions from the Buffalo Grill in San Mateo to nightclubs in Melbourne Australia. Most recently Bobby was a GM for the David Myers Group in Los Angeles before becoming the GM of The Slanted Door in San Ramon. During his down time, you can find him either on a golf course or on one of the beautiful back roads of the Bay Area on his bike.