SINCE

2000

For nearly 20 years, Seito has been proudly serving award winning sushi and contemporary pan Asian cuisine. Located in the neighborhoods of Baldwin Park and Dr. Phillips, Seito is committed to the ever evolving culinary scene of Orlando.

 
 

Steve Conkel

General Manager Seito Sushi Baldwin Park

While earning his political science degree at University of Central Florida, Steve began his foray as a hospitality professional working in a variety of front of house positions at popular Central Florida restaurants including Doc’s and The Grille at Riverview. From day one, Steve recognized an innate passion for the dining experience, which inspired him to become well versed in the culinary arts.

In 2009, Steve began his tenure at Seito Sushi & New Japanese as a server and bartender. The following year, when the brand expanded to Baldwin Park, Steve was promoted to a management position.

Steve was immediately compelled by the close knit relationships among the restaurant’s owners and staff. He fondly reminisces about one of his fondest Seito memories, "It was one of my very first ‘Family Meals’ – Mr. Chin’s Bibimbap. He individually portioned the Korean comfort food for more than 15 employees that day while showing care for each ingredient and each employee."

Steve is married to The Osprey Tavern’s manager, Meghan Conkel.

JASON CHIN

Owner Seito Sushi Baldwin Park

Culinary background

Broke into the industry as "Dish Pit Head Honcho" at the original Seito in 2000. Cut teeth in any and every role since then with notable stints as “broken appliance rigger” and “master of hanging things on the walls.” Not afraid to mix it up with the Sushi Chefs from time-to-time either.

Favorite Seito memory

Meeting my future wife (Sue Chin) while doing a crappy job of looking cool while scrubbing pots and pans.

Celebrity chef crush

Stephanie Izard, genuine home girl style with mad skillz in the kitchen, that's hot.

What food/drink pairing is being served at your last meal and who is preparing it

My wife Sue's Korean Spicy Chicken Stew (Dak Dori Tang) or my dad's Spicy Squid Stir Fry washed down with the coldest, cheapest Soju you can find.

SUE CHIN

Co-owner/Head Designer at Seito Sushi Baldwin Park

Culinary background

Worked at the original Seito in Winter Park, where I met Jason and the Chin family. Interior designer, food stylist and taste taster at Seito Baldwin Park and The Osprey Tavern.

Favorite Seito dish or memory of all time

Favorite dish is the Modern Chirash. Favorite memory is Mr. Chin (Jason's father) making Bibimbop or spicy squid stir-fry on a rainy slow day for all of his 30+ employees.

Celebrity chef crush

Eric Ripert, I want Jason to look like him when he gets older! Ina Garten, I could listen to her all day long.

What food/drink pairing is being served at your last meal and who is preparing it

Jason's spicy seafood noodle soup with Soju. It's a traditional Korean dish called Jjamppong.

 
 

JENNIFER SPRINGER

Owner Seito Sushi Sand Lake

Culinary background

Keeping my brother (Seito Baldwin Park owner, Jason Chin) fed and alive after school and on weekends - latchkey kid style. Obsessive cookbook hoarder.


Favorite Seito dish or memory of all time

Nigiri Selection - I like to enjoy the pure and unadulterated flavor of each fish.

Celebrity chef crush

Eric Ripert – The deadly combination of silver fox with a French accent who can verbally assault Anthony Bourdain and win.

What food/drink pairing is being served at your last meal and who is preparing it

An old grandma who doesn't speak English with mad dim sum skillz will make me endless amounts Xio Long Bao. I’ll wash it down with some bubbly. This is high-class stuff!

ERIC SPRINGER

Owner Seito Sushi Sand Lake

Culinary background

Campground fish fry enthusiast. Anti casserole and/or crock pottery. Crunchy peanut butter poster child.

Favorite Seito dish or memory of all time

lkura and Salmon Nigiri makes me feel like the Nordic Viking that I am.

Celebrity chef crush

Alton Brown - nerd power will rule the planet

What food/drink pairing is being served at your last meal and who is preparing it

Alaskan King Crab pulled straight out of Dutch Harbor. Prepared by the "Two Fat Ladies" from the BBC. And a martini from my girls on "AbFab".