Chef H (Hyun Jung) Kim


Chef H's studies began with humble beginnings at George Brown Culinary School. This chapter presented him with the opportunity to intern at Senses of the Soho Metropolitan Hotel as well as Scaramouche Restaurant.


Upon his graduation in 2010, he moved onto Globe Restaurant, which was his introduction to seasonal, contemporary Canadian cuisine. This culinary style has since developed into the focal point and passion of his work.


The chapter of his career that he considered to be most influential is the four years with George Restaurant, located in Toronto, where held the title of Sous Chef. He is grateful for this time working alongside Chef Lorenzo Loseto, who he describes as the chef that he most admires.


With a desire to be a better Chef and wanting to learn from the best, Hyun Jung Kim spent six months travelling abroad to the United Kingdom in 2014, where he was able to learn from and experience Michelin-starred kitchens.

In 2018, his training and experience has brought him to open his own first restaurant, Core, in Leslieville, Toronto, where he was able to showcase his passions and impressive experiences. A seasonal, cotemporary bistro with qualify food and unforgettable service at an affordable rates.

In early 2020, when the world was hit with the Covid-19 pandemic, Chef H decided to go back to his roots and change the concept of the restaurant to Korean where he grew up and spent his early childhood and as a teenager.

Now, Chef H is cooking Authentic and Delicious Korean Classics, Korean Fried Chicken and more, showcasing his
background and culture, at Core Korean Kitchen, located in Leslieville, Toronto.



Private Dining at your Home

Hire Chef H and his team for an exceptional private dining experience at your home!

Whether it's for a romantic dinner for two, anniversary, birthday, dinner party, wedding shower or friendly gathering, Chef H and his team will come to your house and cook for you and your guests.

Chef H's experience includes working at some of the best restaurants in the city, and capable of cooking various cuisines including Korean, French, Italian and more.

Chef H will work with you to customize the menu, or you can simply tell him what you like/dislike and he will design a surprise menu for you!

For more information, please get in touch with us