Chef Summer Le was born and lived part of her childhood in South Viet Nam. Like many other individuals that immigrated to the United States, she looked for opportunities to learn, to work, to obtain the freedom of pursuing whatever career she desired. She is a chemist, a microbiologist, an artist, an entrepreneur, and a chef by heart. Her passions lie in the culinary world. Chef Summer loves to travel, discovers new flavors, and shares them with the people. Hence the birth of Shaka.
Shaka is a hand gesture that Hawaiian use for casually greeting with a friendly intent. A perfect name for Chef Summer’s restaurant since her vision is to offer Pittsburghers with Hawaiian fusion cuisine at a friendly and casual atmosphere. Poke bowls, spam musubi, huli huli chicken, and kalua pig are dishes that you can find on Shaka’s menu.