Eddie Sandoval is proud to share his passion for food and a vision of a Sushi & Thai Restaurant in Buena Vista.  He continues to work towards creating a space that offers exceptional food and excellent service.  One of his goals is to work closely with community outreach efforts and avidly supports the Arts.  He has a deep connection to the Arkansas River and the surrounding 14,000 ft Collegiate Peak mountains.

Eddie lived in Boston in 2002 and worked under James Beard Award winning chef Jody Adams at Rialto Restaurant in Cambridge. It was there that Eddie became inspired to pursue a career in the Culinary Arts.  He worked on the line with several exceptional cooks who have gone on to become executive chefs at some of Boston's finest restaurants.

In 2005, his cousin Jeff, then General Manager of Sato Sushi Bar and Restaurant in Edwards, CO, urged him to move West to pursue a new opportunity.  Under the training of experienced sushi chefs over the course of three years, Eddie began his journey into the world of sushi.

In 2008, Eddie traveled to Southeast Asia, where he embraced the local cuisines from various cultures.  He paid close attention to the street food that he admired, and returned home with a newly discovered desire to share what he had experienced with his community.  He combines his culinary experiences from traveling with contemporary Mediterranean techniques and his knowledge of sushi.  In 2009, with the love and support of his family and friends, Eddie achieved his dream of opening The Asian Palate.

Chef Eddie was born in Milwaukee, WI in 1977.  He is a first generation US born Filipino and is the youngest of three.  Eddie's menu would not be complete without his mother's Pancit and the Chicken Adobo, inspired by his father.

328 E. MAIN STREET BUENA VISTA, CO 81211        719.395.6679