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Submit a video of your unique recipe inspired by Korean sauce or ingredients to

 *In order to compete in Call Me A K-Food Lover cook-off, you must be an active K-Food Supporter.

A video should include your introduction and a detailed explanation of your recipe. 


3 recipes will be choosen be official contestants for the cook-off event and the 1st winner will receive $2,000, 2nd: $700, and 3rd: $300 Cash Reward.



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Katianna Hong

The Main Chef and Ambassador of 2022 Cook-Off. She is a Chef/Partner of the Yangban Society in Los Angeles.

“In 2014, she was named the restaurant’s first-ever chef de cuisine, simultaneously becoming the only female chef de cuisine at a Michelin three-star restaurant in the United States.” - Yangban Society


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John Hong

A Partner Chef of 2002 Cook-Off Contest who is a chef-owner of Yangban Society with Katianna Hong.

"In 2015, John was named a Maker of the Napa Valley by AFAR and, in 2016, he was named Asian Business Association’s “Chef of the Year,” a reflection of his passion for authentically modernizing the food of his childhood." - Yangban Society


Esther Choi

Esther Choi will be an instructor for the CIA KimChi Training Event and the main judge for the Cook-Off Contest.

Esther Choi is chef/owner of mŏkbar and mŏkbar Brooklyn, as well as chef/partner of Ms. Yoo. Esther also appeared in Iron Chef Episode 2, "Battle Tailgate".