About us

Abe Ng

Proprietor
President, Founder and CEO of Sushi Maki

Abe NgWith integrity, ingenuity and a true passion for better eating and living, Abe Ng was born to run restaurants; you might say it’s in his genes – he’s the son of immigrant restaurant operators. Today, Abe is the President, CEO and CSO
(Chief Sushi Officer) of Miami-based Sushi Maki and Canton Chinese Restaurants. In this role, he oversees the strategic development and management of all the 15 locations owned and operated under the Sushi Maki and Canton brands, and is a partner with Whole Foods Markets for sushi stations in South Florida Region stores.
 
Through his varied business and restaurant operations background, Abe is committed to broadening the reach of Sushi Maki’s cuisine to new locations and new audiences.
His business experience began with Ernst & Young LLP in Miami, where he worked as a real estate and hospitality financial analyst after graduating from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, and extends to his entrepreneurial efforts, including the development of Sushi Maki and an earlier launch of Wrapido Restaurants in the Miami area. Abe is steadily building Sushi Maki the old fashioned way: through hard work, creative thinking and
a genuine love for tasty wholesome Asian food and warm hospitality.
 
Abe’s knowledge of restaurant management stems from a long family history in the industry. He is certified by the California Sushi Academy and trained at the California Sushi Chef Institute. His efforts to create a modern Japanese restaurant experience have been recognized both on the national and local media.  Sushi Maki was recently awarded the 2011 “Minority Business of the Year” by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, and recognized as a finalist for 2011 “Business of the Year” by the South Florida Business Journal.  Abe was also just named as part of the Miami Herald’s 2011 class of “20 Under 40”, and honored by the South Florida Business Journal in their “40 Under 40” awards in 2010.  
 
A Miami native, Mr. Ng serves on various boards, including the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor Bureau, Business Improvement District of Coral Gables, Baptist Health Foundation and the Florida Restaurant Association. He is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization where he served as Chapter Chairperson in 2010, the year the Miami Chapter was recognized as world-wide Chapter of the Year.  Abe, a graduate of Miami Palmetto High School, received his Bachelor of Science Degree with honors from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, and recently completed Owner President Management (OPM) program
at the Harvard Business School.

Iva Ng Hosang


Proprietor, Events Catering Director

Iva Ng Quiet. Confident. Capable. Calm Under Pressure. Iva is a proprietor of Sushi Maki and Canton Chinese Restaurants,
a 30-plus year family business operation. Iva grew up in the restaurant business, and went on to pursue a music degree from the University of Miami. Despite her love of music,
Iva felt compelled to return to her roots and today, leads the catering division of the family enterprise, where she is responsible for the day-to-day operations with an emphasis on new offerings and growth strategies. Iva also overseas the financial operations and general administration of 11 company restaurants and a centralized commissary kitchen facility.

Iva’s experience in the restaurant business allows her to create innovative catering experiences for customers seeking to bring Sushi Maki’s modern approach to Japanese cuisine into their homes and businesses. Under her direction, Sushi Maki has quickly become known for its freshness, on-time delivery, attention to detail and top quality offerings, and is considered South Florida’s premier caterer of Asian cuisine. Currently, Sushi Maki is proud to be the exclusive sushi caterer to some of South Florida’s finest luxury properties, including the Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Hard Rock Casino, Fountainebleu and Westin Hotels.

Iva is an avid traveler, a fitness enthusiast and in her free time serves as the music minister at the Chinese Baptist Church of Miami. Her ability to teach, direct and nurture musical talent has benefited her work as the “maestro” of Sushi Maki Catering. Her artistic and business skills are showcased in her detailed planning and minimalist design aesthetic at events ranging from large scale corporate gatherings to intimate cocktail parties held in homes of her valued clients. Some of the company’s best known offerings include awe-inspiring sushi boat centerpieces, exciting live sushi bars attended by highly-trained sushi chefs to steaming-hot wok and dumpling stations featuring fresh, vibrant and authentic Asian flavors.

Born in New York, and a Miamian since the age of 3, Iva received her Bachelors degree from the University of Miami. She earned her Master’s Degree in Hospitality Management from Florida International University. Most recently, she and her family attended the Families in Business (FIB) program at Harvard Business School.