Superstar chef and champion of Meals Network’s Iron Chef America. He was also a preferred on time of year nine of Best Chef: Tx and made an appearance on the 3rd season from the PBS display The Mind of the Chef. He’s also owner of restaurants 610 Magnolia, Milkweed and Succotash. He started cooking at age 11. His fascination with meals was sparked by his grandmother. He continues to be nominated four instances for the Wayne Beard Honor, which recognizes quality in food and culinary abilities. He continues to be featured in magazines such as for example Esquire, Bon Hunger, and GQ. He’s of Korean descent but was created in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated magna cum lade having a level in books from NYU. He wedded Dianne Lee this year 2010. That they had a girl called Aiden in 2013. He released his personal cookbook called Smoke cigarettes and Pickles, which received an optimistic review from superstar chef Anthony Bourdain.