The Meal That Heals

2019 CHEFS Blog

We are sure that you have noticed, Nashville is changing.  From the influx of bachelorettes and Airbnbs, to the great restaurant expansion in the last decade, many folks are both excited and bewildered with the transformation of our wonderful city.  We want the The Meal that Heals to showcase how Nashville chefs are embracing that change by creating a partnership with each course.  Two chefs, one a stalwart in the Nashville scene, the other a relative newcomer to the town or to the business, work together in a nod to Old School/ New School Nashville in support of a great cause.

Mike Morales

Chef Mike Morales began his career at Rockit Ranch Productions in 2009. After working in various capacities and proving to be an invaluable asset to the team at Sunda New Asian, Morales was named Executive Sous Chef at the venue's Chicago location. As Executive Sous Chef, Morales supervised a kitchen staff of more than forty and lead the team in upholding impeccable standards in creating unique modern pan-Asian dishes that catered to the venue's very distinct clientele.

Chef Morales has now been promoted to Executive Chef of Sunda's Nashville location where he will continue to deliver the highest quality food and service to our new friends in Music City.

Morales is a Board Member of Culinary Care, an organization that provides complimentary meal support to in-need cancer patients, and enjoys volunteering his cooking skills at local charity events around the city. Under his leadership, Sunda New Asian has received countless awards and accolades including a Michelin Guide recommendation in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and “Best Restaurant” from River North Business Association in 2012. Morales graduated from the Illinois Institute of Art with an Associate’s Culinary Degree in 2006.

Teresa Parr