Hee-Sook Cho


Hee-Sook Cho is a living legend of Korean cuisine who has established the basic standard for Korean cuisine for 30 years. She is also a master of many Korean star chefs who has passed down the basic standard of Korean cuisine. She built up her experience by leading Korean food department at Novotel Gangnam, Grand Intercontinental, Hotel Shilla and worked as an executive chef in the Embassy of South Korean in the United States. She participated as a Korean representative in ‘Rising Asia’ by CIA. In 2019, Korean fine dinning restaurant , helmed by her, awarded Michelin Star.

How did you feel about joining JFWF 2019?

As the festival continues, I think the area that is being established in Jeju will increase the maturity of the festival.

What is the most important factor in cooking?

I think it’s a choice of sanitary and good food ingredients that can’t be overemphasized.

Any advice for those who dream of a chef?

I hope you don’t forget that you’re a professional who’s determined to make food for others all your life, why you want to cook, what you want to cook, and that you have to be able to convince yourself constantly and not study.


Steamde Broccoli Dish

Jeju Carrot Salad

Jeju Carrot