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Alex Kuk

Alex Kuk, a fourth-generation restaurateur, has hospitality running through his veins, hailing from a family with deep roots in the restaurant business. Growing up in a restaurant family, Alex spent his childhood immersed in the culinary world, where family time often meant working alongside relatives in their dining establishments. 

Alex's great-grandfather founded Wan's Mandarin House over 55 years ago, a beacon of the family's culinary heritage. 

Before co-founding Temple Street Eatery with Diego Ng, Alex managed several notable South Florida restaurants, including RA Sushi, Houston's, and Sushi Maki. 

His educational background includes degrees in Hospitality Management from FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Alex has also contributed to the academic world as an adjunct professor for FIU in both Miami and China, sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience with the next generation of hospitality professionals. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for both the FIU Alumni Association and the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Alumni Association.