Talent, Flavour & Fun



Hyun Jung Kim


Chef Hyun Jung Kim is of a South Korean background. His 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 for 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.

Most recently, Hyun Jung Kim spent six months traveling abroad to the United Kingdom, where he was able to learn from and experience Michelin-starred kitchens.

His training and experience have brought him to Core Restaurant in Leslieville, Toronto, his own restaurant. His restaurant reflects his passions and impressive experiences; from the creative daily changing menu, including three and five-course tasting menus, right down to the service and staff that surround him. He has built a memorable place in the community that provides quality food and unforgettable service at an affordable rate, ensuring the continued return of both loyal guests.

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Words from the Best

Through many trials and feathers, ACF Culinary Team USA 2020 we have discovered the best Duck and Company!  We have King Cole Ducks on our Menu for a reason. We have taken some of the Best Chefs in America and provided them with the Best Ducks in North America. “Going for Gold!”

Rene Marquis

ACF Culinary Team USA 2020

We enjoy partnering with King Cole events such as Duck School and Duck Fest to share our creative ideas with their amazing duck!

Jeff De Vera

Hungry Brew Hops

I use King Cole products with my students to showcase a local Canadian company who uses best farming practices and provides chefs with top grade products.

David Hawey

Durham College

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