Joined :12/6/2010 | Video Recipes: 4 | Follow Chef
Queens , NY United States

Youngsun Lee came to the U.S. from Korea at the age of twelve and grew up in Queens, New York. Youngsun is a graduate of The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), New York, and studied under famous chefs including Anita Lo of ANNISA.  Youngsun mastered traditional Korean cooking from his grandmother, including the famous Royal cuisine and home cooking.  His resume also includes working at EN in the West Village (traditional Japanese food), Craftbar, Momofuku Noodle Bar, and most recently, Persimmon.  Chef Youngsun Lee desires to share the delicious food he has come to love his whole life.  He believes that it is his mission to educate more people about Korean cuisine and culture, including to the next generation. He was a culinary liaison for the introduction of Korean Temple Cuisine at the Culinary Institute of America (September 16, 2010) and an exclusive showcase dinner in New York City (September 20, 2010).  He now teaches Korean cuisine at his Alma Mater, ICE, as well as Kingsborough Community College in New York.