Executive Chef, South Congress Hotel
FOOD PATRONUS | Black coffee in a paper cup
EARLY DAYS | I was born in Korea and adopted at about 7 months. Raised in the Pacific Northwest by my mother and father- natives of Southern California. My early days were spent exploring Puget Sound, getting lost in the forest, listening to my parents' records, and trying to tag-a-long with my older brother.
EDUCATION | School of the Hard Knocks
BACKGROUND CHECK | Started as a dishwasher in 2013 and worked my way up to where I am today! I first fell in love with hospitality when I started working at a local greasy spoon diner where I was a dishwasher, hostess, and milkshake maker. There I found a community and met some of my many chosen family members.
WHY I LOVE NW | The people
SUPER POWER | Pickling