what the shuk?

In Jerusalem, The "Shuk" is a buzzing, open-air market that is the quintessential center of Middle Eastern Cuisine. It’s a gathering place overflowing with people, vibrant textiles, traditional foods, and dancing and celebrating.



chef SANDY

Chef Sandy Ho is a pop up chef and menu consultant to establishments worldwide. This year her pop up and featured menus have been hosted in destinations such as Pikulece in Croatia, Lucca in Turkey and Fortgreen in Australia to name a few.

She’s spent the past 3 years sailing and cooking in the Mediterranean amongst many other locations enriching her persistence to learn from chefs and food makers all over.

Her recent time in Istanbul with restaurant Lucca in the trendy neighbourhood of Bebek, saw her mash up Turkish street food and dishes from her Vietnamese heritage, stirring a piquant school of thought for the curious.


chef GREG

Chef Gregg Drusinsky spent over a decade working in Fine Dining restaurants in NYC. Lupa, Casa Mono, and Le Bernardin were formative cooking experiences where he developed a passion for creating beautiful food experiences. He later found his voice as the Culinary Director for such brands as Seamore’s, Sakara Life, and Neuehouse. Gregg moved to Los Angeles two years ago on a consulting project and immediately became inspired by the ingredient driven cooking and began working on Shuk.


Alex esguerra

alex esguerra joined forces with the shuk team as creative director. he began his career in nyc as an industrial designer out of parsons school of design and has since migrated into brand development and experiential design. His client roster stretches from global mainstream brands such as nike, virgin, dell, target, the north face, facebook, twitter all the way to early stage start-ups. REGARDLESS of the company's scale, the goal is always to engage customers through a COMPELLING and authentic brand story. He currently consults out of the arts district in dtla.  


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