A Korean chef and restaurateur who has been featured on television shows including The Food Network and The View is now the world’s best vegan chef.
Kim Jin-soo, 44, of Seoul, has been voted South Korea’s best chef for three consecutive years and has won numerous international awards for his culinary achievements.
Kim said he had been inspired by the rich culture of Korean food and cuisine, but found it challenging to find the perfect balance of taste and presentation, so he launched his own culinary venture in 2016.
He said he was inspired by South Korean cuisine, with its rich culture and cuisine that had an interesting flavor, but also its simple, but very delicious, dishes.
He also said he wanted to serve the dishes in a way that would make them easier to eat and he used the latest technologies to make his dishes taste better.
Kim has since opened his own restaurant and said he plans to expand his catering business as well.
“I wanted to create a culinary company where the customers would be able to taste the food from my kitchen and the service and atmosphere would be perfect,” Kim said.
“My focus is on the health of the people and the environment.”
In the past five years, Kim has opened at least two restaurants, as well as a catering business.
He has worked on several projects including the world famous Korean Bistro in the heart of Seoul and the world renowned Korean bistro, which serves traditional Korean dishes such as chicken and beef.
In April 2018, he opened a new restaurant and took over a full-time position at the prestigious Yum!
Center in Seoul, where he hosts a regular cooking competition, hosts a variety of events and has opened two restaurants in the past six years.
Kim is the fourth Korean vegan chef to be named the best chef in the industry, following the likes of chef Kim Dong-chul at South Korea Culinary Academy in Seoul and chef Kwon Ji-kyun at the KK Culinary School in Seoul.
In 2018, Kim won the South Korean Grand Prix of Cooks and Pastry Chef in the Seoul International Culinary Competition.
In the US, Kim is currently the winner of the Michelin Guide award for best vegan restaurant.
Kim said his success is due to his family’s work ethic and the support of his employees, who support him financially and have supported him throughout his career.
Kim, who started working at age 17 in Seoul’s Koreatown in 1997, said he would be honored to continue serving his customers and his restaurant.
I am honored to be a part of this global community.”