Shannon Akazawa

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Shannon Akazawa

Born and raised in Honolulu Hawaii, Chef Shannon Akazawa was always fascinated with business and economics. He later enrolled at the famed University of Indiana at Bloomington where he majored and graduated with three different degrees in: business, economics and sociology.

A keen observation of the growing industry in foodservice and catering gave Shannon an idea to establish his own company after working with several industry giants. After partnering with Chef Grant Kawasaki, he then founded the original Sushi Supreme retail and catering service along with the hugely successful Gokujo Sushi take out retail systems.

Today Shannon is the head of two of the busiest sushi retail locations in Honolulu. He heads the Gokujo Sushi retail take-out system locations in Marukai Wholesale Mart on Dillingham Blvd, and in the Ward Farmers Market Marukai Marketplace. Along with Grant Kawasaki, Ikaika Kimura & Norlan Horita, Shannon is also the Senior Vice President, Director of Sushi Catering and partner with Hanapa'a Sushi Company in Times Supermarkets, Hawaiian Grown Catering and Paradise Dressings Hawaii.