Team

George Hwang

Owner/Manager
Where were you born: Hong Kong
Years at the Pearl: since 1984 on opening day!
Favorite dish at the Pearl: Peking Duck
Passions/Hobbies: Cooking
Favorite Movie of all time: My Fair Lady
Favorite city to visit: Hong Kong
Favorite drink: Coffee

Lily Hwang

Owner/Manager
Born: Hong Kong
Years at Pearl: 22
Favorite dish at the Pearl: Pad Thai
Passions/Hobbies: Knitting
Favorite Movie of all time: Pride and Prejudice
Favorite City to visit: Vancouver
Favorite Drink: Dark roast coffee

Raymond Ng

General Manager
Where were you born? Hong Kong
Years at the Pearl: 6 1/2
Favorite Pearl dish: Sushi, Pad Thai, 8 Jewel Chicken
Passions/Hobbies: Music
Favorite city to visit: New York City
Favorite drink: Tea

Chef Hien Truong

Head Chef
Where were you born? Saigon, Vietnam
Years at the Pearl: 23
Favorite Pearl dish: Filet Mignon with Ginger Mushroom Sauce
Passions/Hobbies: Watching sports and movies
Favorite TV Show: anything on ESPN or Food Network
Favorite city to visit: Chicago
Favorite drink: Heineken

Chef Yan

Head Sushi Chef
Chef Yan joined the Pearl team in 2014 as an Assistant Sushi Chef and was promoted to Head Sushi Chef in 2015. Originally from China, Chef Yan's favorite dish at the Pearl is Roasted Pork. His passions and hobbies include cooking and eating! His favorite city to visit is Los Angeles. What makes him love to be a sushi chef?
"Seeing our customers smiling faces and their appreciation for the culinary art of sushi. I also enjoy being face to face with my customers at the sushi bar".

Scott Bakalar

Bar Manager
Where were you born? Lorain, Ohio
Years at the Pearl: 17
Favorite Pearl dish: Beef with Tangerine Peel, Chicken Pad Thai
Passions/Hobbies: Good Food, Good Drink, Cooking, Dogs, Gardening
Favorite Movie of all time: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Amadeus
Favorite drink: Spring Water

Megan Franciscus

Office Manager
Born: Lakewood, Ohio
Years at the Pearl: 13
Favorite dish at the Pearl: Crunchy Beef– spicy!
Passions/Hobbies: Poetry, Gardening, Grand Slam Tennis
Favorite Movie of all time: Harold and Maude
Favorite city to visit: Paris, France
Favorite drink: Chocolate milk

Cassie Fenicottero

Assistant Manager
Where were you born? : Ontario, Oregon; Years at the Pearl : 3; Hobbies : Painting, Cooking; Favorite Dish : Vietnamese Tenderloin Tips; Favorite Drink : Chinese Green Tea