Les is the operating owner of High Roller Sushi. As a native of Canada, Les has 25 years of experience in the Food & Beverage Industry. He brings along a great drive and passion for food service and business side of the operation. Les earned a business degree from McGill University and began his restaurant career in Montreal, where he developed and operated a unique themed restaurant concept called the American Rock Café. He was then asked to join the Roney Palace Resort & Spa located in the famous South Beach area of Miami, where he opened and managed multiple food and beverage outlets in a 1200 room upscale hotel facility. In addition, he also performed food and beverage consulting for the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. After 10 years at the Roney, he relocated his family to Atlanta to work as a GM for a manufacturing facility in Newnan. It was now time to return to his true passion and back in the food service industry. He decided to fill a much needed gap in Atlanta’s fast paced growing food industry and this is how the concept of High Roller Sushi was born. Les currently resides in Dunwoody with his wife Nelly and their two children. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, tennis, running, offshore fishing, and spending time with his family.
Hilly's love of food began at an early age while cooking with his Grandmother, Lee Lee. He's passion has inspired a career within in the Foodservice Industry for more than 20 years. Hilly graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a degree in Culinary Arts, and had the opportunity to experience the study abroad program in Vienna, Austria. Since graduation, he has worked in some of the top restaurants in Atlanta, but found real success in food service sales and most recently with one of the top food brokers in the country -- proudly recognized as Top Sales Person of the Year. As an owner of High Roller Sushi, Hilly is excited to use his sales/marketing experience and culinary creativity to make High Roller Sushi the #1 sushi supplier in the Southeast. When Hilly isn't in his car visiting clients or in the kitchen cooking, you can find him on various sports fields proudly coaching his two boys or sneaking a date night with his lovely wife.
With a Masters Degree in Architecture and after working more than 12 years in Chinese cuisine in China, Mr. Chu woke up one summer day and decided to come to the United States. In 1999, he then changed his career by working as a Sushi Chef in a well-known Japanese restaurant in New York City. Fifteen years later, after learning all the details about Sushi, Mr. Chu relocated to Atlanta and founded High Roller Sushi with his two buddies in 2015. It was his childhood dream come true.