Akasha Richmond is the chef and owner of Akasha Restaurant in Culver City. Her unique culinary journey began with a job at the Golden Temple where she learned to cook from Yogi Bhajan. Michael Jackson frequented the Golden Temple and eventually asked Richmond to be his personal chef. She toured with Jackson during the height of his career.
Richmond's cooking was heavily influenced by Yogi Bhajan, as evidenced in the Chai tea and Mung Beans and Rice that are staples on the menu at Akasha.