Judy Joo

Judy Joo

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Judy Joo
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Judy Joo, Chef, Writer and TV Personality
Education Kent Place School
Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Science
French Culinary Institute
Culinary career
Website judyjoo.com

Judy Joo is a Korean American chef and television personality. She is the Chef Patron of Jinjuu Restaurant in London and Hong Kong. She is most known as being the host of Food Network’s “Korean Food Made Simple” and an Iron Chef UK. She splits her time between New York, London and Asia.

Career[edit]

Joo graduated from Columbia University[1] with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. She began a career in the banking industry working at Goldman Sachs and then Morgan Stanley as an institutional fixed income derivatives saleswoman.[2][3]

However, she switched careers and began working as a chef after attending The French Culinary Institute, (Pastry Arts) in 2004 and graduating at the top of her class. She then went to work at Saveur magazine in the test kitchens as well as in editorial. She also worked at Slow Food USA, where she founded their first inner city Slow Food in Schools program, “Harvest Time in Harlem”.[4]

A move to London led her to restaurants, where she worked at Gordon Ramsay‘s restaurants, including Maze, Petrus, Gordon Ramsay Restaurant, Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s and The Boxwood Café. She has also completed “stages” in the restaurants The French Laundry and The Fat Duck.[4] In January 2015, she opened up her own restaurant in London called Jinjuu in Soho. Prior to that she was the executive chef for the Playboy Club London.[3] In December 2015, Jinjuu launched a second location in Hong Kong.[citation needed]

She notably delivered the key note Commencement address to her alma mater, Columbia University, in May 2018. Link to her speech.

Media[edit]

Joo was one of the four Iron Chefs on the cooking show Iron Chef UK and was a resident judge on season four of the Food Network show The Next Iron Chef.[4] She has also been a regular judge on Iron Chef America and a Challenger in the Iron Chef UK vs. Iron Chef America battle. She is also the host of Korean Food Made Simple (Cooking Channel in the USA, and Food Network UK), and Season 2 of the same title on Food Network worldwide. She is also a resident judge on Kitchen Inferno (Food Network).

In addition to her Iron Chef roles, Joo has appeared on UK Food Channel’s Market Kitchen and Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate and The Best Thing I Ever Made. She is also a regular judge on Guy Fieri’s Guy’s Grocery Games. Joo also makes regular guest appearances on various TV shows, radio and digital videos in USA, UK and in Asia.[citation needed]

Her first book, “Korean Food Made Simple”, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (USA) and Jacqui Small Publishing (UK) in May 2016.[citation needed]

Self (17 credits)
 2017-2018 Today (TV Series)
Herself

Episode dated 26 July 2018 (2018) … Herself
Episode dated 20 February 2018 (2018) … Herself
Episode dated 21 August 2017 (2017) … Herself
Episode dated 17 April 2017 (2017) … Herself
 2018 Megyn Kelly Today (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #1.180 (2018) … Herself (as Chef Judy Joo)
 2012-2018 Iron Chef America: The Series (TV Series)
Herself – ICA Judge / Iron Chef UK / Herself – Judge / …

Guarneschelli vs. Anderson (2018) … Herself – Judge
Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad 60’s Meal (2014) … Herself – ICA Judge / Iron Chef UK
Dessert Luau: Guarnaschelli/Iuzzini vs. Zakarian/Falkner (2014) … Herself – ICA Judge / Iron Chef UK
Vegas High Rollers: Flay Vs. Sosa (2014) … Herself – ICA Judge / Iron Chef UK
Jose Garces vs. Jamie Bissonnette: Battle Pistachio (2013) … Herself – ICA Judge / Iron Chef UK
 2016-2018 Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show (TV Series)
Herself

Daymond John/Judy Joo (2018) … Herself (as Chef Judy Joo)
Derek Hough/Judy Joo (2017) … Herself
Meagan Good/Judy Joo (2017) … Herself
Tito Jackson (2016) … Herself (as Chef Judy Joo)
 2016-2017 Home & Family (TV Series)
Herself

Emilie Ullerup & Aaron O’Connell/Jennie Garth/Judy Joo (2017) … Herself (as Chef Judy Joo)
 2016 CBS This Morning (TV Series)
Herself

Episode #5.283 (2016) … Herself (as Chef Judy Joo)
 2016 The Talk (TV Series)
Herself – Guest

Nick Cannon/Judy Joo (2016) … Herself – Guest
 2014-2016 Korean Food Made Simple (TV Series)
Herself – Hostess

Episode dated 9 April 2016 (2016) … Herself – Hostess
Side Dishes (2016) … Herself – Hostess
Noodles (2016) … Herself – Hostess
Korean-American Fusion (2016) … Herself – Hostess
Healthy Eats (2016) … Herself – Hostess
 2015-2016 The Kitchen (TV Series)
Herself – Korean Food Made Simple / Herself – Host, Korean Food Made Simple

Restaurant Favorites (2016) … Herself – Korean Food Made Simple
Snow Day Cooking (2015) … Herself – Host, Korean Food Made Simple
 2016 The Saturday Show (TV Series)
Herself – Chef

Episode #1.18 (2016) … Herself – Chef (uncredited)
 2014 Kitchen Inferno (TV Series)
Herself – Judge / Iron Chef UK

Fired Up (2014) … Herself – Judge / Iron Chef UK
Chocolate Wishes (2014) … Herself – Judge / Iron Chef UK
New Orleans Heat (2014) … Herself – Judge / Iron Chef UK
Burning Love (2014) … Herself – Judge / Iron Chef UK
 2014 Guy’s Grocery Games (TV Series)
Herself – Judge / Iron Chef UK / Cooking Channel Hostess

Pressed for Time (2014) … Herself – Judge / Iron Chef UK / Cooking Channel Hostess
Pasta La Vista, Baby (2014) … Herself – Judge
Around the World in Three Carts (2014) … Herself – Judge
Cart to Table (2014) … Herself – Judge
Food Network Stars Take Over Flavortown (2014) … Herself – Judge
 2014 Katie (TV Series)
Herself

Surviving a Natural Disaster (2014) … Herself (as Chef Judy Joo)
 2011 The Next Iron Chef (TV Series)
Herself – Judge

Finale (2011) … Herself – Judge
Hamptons Beach Cookout (2011) … Herself – Judge (uncredited)
Food Auction (2011) … Herself – Judge
New York on a Plate (2011) … Herself – Judge
Food Is Funny (2011) … Herself – Judge
 2011 The Best Thing I Ever Ate (TV Series)
Herself

Season’s Eatings (2011) … Herself
As Good as Mom’s (2011) … Herself
 2011 The Best Thing I Ever Made (TV Series)
Herself

Breakfast Club (2011) … Herself
Desserts (2011) … Herself
 2010 Iron Chef UK (TV Series)
Herself – Iron Chef

Episode #1.1 (2010) … Herself – Iron Chef
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