Shin Kim (김신정), a native of Seoul, Korea, is the owner of Banchan Story LLC in New York. She has produced Korean culinary events featuring hands-on cooking classes and the stories behind the cuisine. We have expanded into catering services, offering delectable bites with intricate designs and flavors of all types to high-end retail and fashion clients such as Herman Miller, Dolce & Gabbana, Watches of Switzerland, and Mamonde U.S.
In addition to completing her business education at the University of Chicago MBA Program, followed by culinary training at the Institute of Culinary Education and at some of New York's finest Michelin-starred restaurants and premier catering establishments in New York City, Shin studied Korean temple cuisine under the Buddhist nun Jeong Kwan at Chunjinam hermitage in Jeolla Province, and also at Balwoo (발우공양), Korean temple cuisine restaurant in Seoul, Korea.
Shin has worked as an emcee and interpreter in cuisine events in New York and abroad, and led cooking demonstrations and classes for various organizations, including Les Dames d'Escoffier New York, New York Culinary Alliance, KCON New York, Natural Gourmet Institute (now a part of the Institute of Culinary Education), The Korea Society, Haven's Kitchen, and Whole Foods Culinary Center. You can find more info on past events and photos here.
Together with our team of passionate food enthusiasts, we look forward to sharing our delicious culinary adventures with you!
Banchan Story Team