Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee

Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee is an author of several books on food and travel, a producer, a photographer, an art director, and a conceptual artist. She is a restaurant reviewer, regular contributor and photographer for the Los Angeles Times’ Daily Dish. A James Beard Award-nominee, her work has been seen in such places as Google, KLM Airlines, ABC Television, MGM Studios, the Washington Post, Frommer’s, Food + Wine, Eating Well, Eater, Vice, Serious Eats, and a variety of other venues and publications.

Her books have been chosen as the Best of the Best by Food and Wine, nominated for a Gourmand World Cookbook award, and was an official selection of Gourmet magazine.

She is available for your writing, photographing, producing or editing needs.

Calling All Chefs and Korean Food Lovers!


I will be judging a Korean cuisine cooking contest on June 1st run by the Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles. It’s open to non-Korean chefs in or near Los Angeles. The 1st place prize is an all expenses-paid trip to Korea. There, you’ll compete with chefs from 20 other countries for the grand prize of $10,000!

Here are some details:

This is a challenge that will truly test skilled chefs of all cultural backgrounds in their ability to create a delicious appetizer and entree using Korean ingredients.

Awards 1st Place: Free Trip to Korea
2nd Place: US$1,000
3rd Place: US$500

The contest will be held: June 1, 2016 @ 2:00 PM The International Culinary School at The Art Institute- 2900 31st St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Please apply soon at the KCC website or call 323-936-3012 for details.

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