Erling Wu-Bower is the Executive Chef/Co-Owner of Pacific Standard Time and The Laurel Room. Wu-Bower began his culinary career learning from and working alongside Chef Paul Kahan, spending over a decade with One Off Hospitality Group at avec, The Publican and Publican Quality Meats. While the Chef de Cuisine at Nico Osteria, Erling was a finalist for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 James Beard Foundation “Best Chef: Great Lakes” award. In 2017, Wu-Bower founded Underscore Hospitality along with longtime colleague Joshua Tilden. In April 2018, they opened Pacific Standard Time in partnership with One Off Hospitality Group’s Paul Kahan, Terry Alexander and Donnie Madia Gianfrancisco. The next spring, Pacific Standard Time won the James Beard Foundation “Outstanding Restaurant Design (76 seats and over)” award. In summer 2019, Underscore and One Off came together again to open The Laurel Room.