Head Chef, Jared Ng
A family background in seafood supply, it’s no surprise that Jared has become an expert in all things seafood. He’s trained at some of the most prestigious Michelin-starred restaurants, including 3 Michelin starred Joel Robuchon Restaurant and 3 Michelin starred Gion Sasaki Restaurant in Kyoto, Japan. Not to mention, he’s worked with Chef Andrew Walsh at 1 Michelin Starred Cure Restaurant and is now helming Catfish Restaurant under Chef Walsh’s guidance. Jared is constantly pushing the boundaries of culinary creativity, infusing local influences into classic dishes and prioritizing sustainability and zero wastage in his cooking.
General Manager, Kareen Breguera
Meet Kareen, the vibrant heartbeat behind Catfish Izakaya, bringing a wealth of experience from her thriving 10-year tenure at Esquina. With Kareen at the helm, you can trust that every visit to our restaurant is not just a meal, but a journey through impeccable service and an atmosphere brimming with warmth. Kareen ensures that every guest who walks through our doors feels not only welcomed but truly understood. Her genuine care for both customers and colleagues alike is palpable, and it sets the tone for the entire Catfish Izakaya experience.
Chef-owner, Andrew Walsh
The self-proclaimed workaholic who’s always cooking up a storm. He’s the mastermind behind Cure Concepts, which includes Cure, Butcher Boy, Ember Beach Club, Catfish Izakaya, and 87 Club Street. Basically, he’s like a culinary octopus, juggling multiple restaurants and he’s not afraid to think outside the box.