Chef Danny Kou was born in Lima, Peru from a family that owned restaurants and was very close to the traditional Peruvian and Chinese cooking, later Danny moved to Los Angeles and studied at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts where he earned his degree.
With over 20 years in the industry, Danny worked at several renowned Peruvian restaurants, always excelling at his different positions led him to be the Executive Chef at La Mar by Gaston Acurio in San Francisco, one of the top Peruvian restaurants in the world.
Danny has been extensively awarded, he was named Gastronomy Ambassador of Peruvian Cuisine by Sierra Exportadora and presently holds the position of Culinary Director of Peru at the New York World Expo in addition to being a member of Chefs Innovators at Berkeley University, California. Also, for several consecutive years Danny was honored with a Special US Senate Recognition by the United States Congress that appointed him Culinary Director of the World Expo.
In 2016 Danny embarked in the adventure of opening his first restaurant, Kousine Peruvian Kitchen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and later in 2019 opened Kousine Peruvian Asian in Boca Raton, Florida.
Danny’s mission is to make Peruvian food known to the world by delighting his guests with delicious dishes with his own modern touch and beautiful presentation but still keeping it true to the traditional flavors.