MIAMI Benihana has named Toshiyo Nemoto executive chef of its teppan, or griddle, operations. Nemoto, a 32-year veteran of the company, has mostly worked as a regional chef for the 85-unit chain. He started at its Honolulu restaurant and also has worked in New York; Bethesda, Md.; San Francisco, and Pennsauken, N.J.He will work closely with culinary adviser Hiroyuki Sakai and the chain's regional chefs in “developing new menu initiatives and refining cooking procedures,” said Richard C. ...

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