David Schlosser, a 1998 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America has been training at some of the top restaurants in the world within France, Thailand, Japan and New York City for the past 20 years.

After visiting Japan for the first time in 2001, he decided to commit the next 15 years as a disciple in the high art of Japanese cuisine. Before moving to Tokyo and serving the US Ambassador to Japan he trained under the top two Japanese chefs in America. Masa Takayama, restaurant “Masa” in NYC and Hiroyuki Urasawa, restaurant “Urasawa” in Beverly Hills.

These experiences were a major part of the inspiration towards opening Shibumi, a forty seat Japanese restaurant with a deep respect to Edo era Japan circa 1600-1900. Opening this summer in downtown LA.


Going to a performing arts high school in New York City, Sean knew early on in his life he loved acting, singing, and performing.  After studying acting at the University of Southern California and UMASS Amherst, Sean went on the work as an actor in Los Angeles for more than 10 years. 

While living in Los Angeles and following his acting dream, Sean developed a dot-com business (scriptgallery.com) which he sold to a dot-com acquisition company (WebEi) in 1999. He was then hired on as the COO of scriptgallery.com and continued his success there running the company. 

After the dot-com bubble burst, Sean took his love for architecture and business history in to the real estate world and started The Casey Group with his wife Lisa in 2005.  They currently continue a successful real estate business and real estate investment company.

Sean Casey - Principal - COO

David Schlosser - Creator

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