Yoko is the Pastry Chef at Cafe Leonelli and Le Jardinier at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Originally from Japan, Yoko was inspired from a very young age by her father who is a Chef and runs his own restaurant. Before joining the team in Houston, Yoko worked and developed her skills at Michelin-starred restaurants including Benoit Tokyo, Joël Robuchon Château Tokyo, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Tokyo, Daniel NYC, Le Jardinier New York and Leonelli Bakery and Restaurant New York. This industry feels very natural to her and she could not imagine doing anything else. She gets inspired by her co-workers and the talents around her and is very passionate about showing the beauty of ingredients through the lens of her pastry creations.