Food preacher: Chef Edward Kwon’s quest to globalize Korean food
But he’s also demonstrated skills as a savvy businessman, whether as the star of a Korean cooking show, the author of multiple books or the CEO of food and dining company EK Food.
But before Kwon’s culinary career kicked off — he’s founder and head of restaurant Lab XXIV in Seoul and Elements by Edward Kwon in Moscow — he had a different plan for his life.
“Please don’t laugh about it — I wanted to be a priest when I was a kid,” Kwon tells CNN.
Kwon is still devoted to preaching — but these days he’s singing the praises of Korean food.
“I’m trying to globalize Korean food,” he says.