our team Daishō

Paula Navarrete, Chef de Cuisine

Paula was born and raised in Colombia until her early teens. She has worked in the Mayan Riviera, North 44, and Colborne Lane. Recently, she took a year off to learn butchery at Sanagan’s Meat Locker. Paula loves Latin culture and food and joined the Momofuku team in 2012.

Geoff Lang, General Manager

Geoff started his restaurant career in the emerging Calgary scene. Along the way, he spent several years in the Caribbean before permanently settling in Toronto. He has been fortunate to work with some extremely talented people, who have only deepened his knowledge and  passion for all things under the hospitality umbrella.

Steve Sousa, Beverage Director

Steven has worked in restaurants since the age of 15, but he became passionate about food and wine after completing his BSc. in Psychology at the University of Toronto. He went on to complete his sommelier diploma with the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers.