Roll On Sushi Diner announced today the hire of Patrick Acuña as Head Chef effective immediately. Acuña has worked for many well-known sushi and Asian restaurants across California including Maki Maki in Irvine, where he served as Head Chef. Acuña also served as Head Chef at Rock-n-Roll Sushi in Lake Arrowhead, CA, an establishment he helped open and design.
Raised in Southern California, Acuña graduated from the California Sushi Academy of Los Angeles and began his sushi career at Ichiban in Palm Springs, CA where he was also trained as a Teppanyaki chef. After realizing that food was his passion and Asian inspired dishes were his forte, Acuña studied under renowned sushi chef Nobuo Kishimoto, Master Chef Karl Winkelmann and Chef John Richardson.
Acuña moved to Austin with his wife and three daughters to be closer to family. After researching places to work, Acuña stumbled upon the Roll On Sushi Diner website and immediately fell in love with the wild and original concept. “It was something I wanted to be a part of as soon as I discovered the website. A “sushi diner” with no traditional boundaries – it was an opportunity I could not afford to pass up,” says Acuña.
As Head Chef at Roll On Sushi Diner, Acuña plans to add a new traditional twist to an already fun and distinctive menu that features items like The Elvis roll made with peanut butter, bacon and banana and the Cholesta Roll modeled after a chicken fried steak dinner. Together with owners Chad and Chip Reed, he is taking the business and menu to new heights.
“We are very proud of what all we have created with our twist on traditional sushi, but we also want people to realize we do the traditional stuff as good as anyone in town,” says Reed.