cooking with chef darren vaughan at shinsegae

chef's recent debut of his newest cook book-'eddy's cafe' which details all recipes and 'know-how's' of all 4 menus

Early August, executive chef Darren Vaughan of Edward Kwon, led a series of classes for a week representing 'Eddy's Cafe' at the Shinsegae department store in Gangnam.  Shinsegae academy invites up to 8 guests to partake in this free cooking class, an intuitive hands-on experience that all the 'yummy mummy's' of Seoul come out to participate.
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edward kwon of seoul

As some of you may know, I arrived in Seoul mid-February  of this year, to pursue an amazing opportunity to work with Chef Edward Kwon as his Global Marketing Manager!

So who is this Edward Kwon? Just to give you a little background: he was the Head Chef of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai, also known as the world's only 'seven star' hotel.  Previous to his experience in Dubai, he was at the Ritz Carlton Seoul, Ritz Carlton San Francisco, as well as the W Hotel-Seoul, Sheraton Grand Tianjin in China, Fairmont Hotel-Dubai. Upon his recent return to Seoul in 2009,  he opened up 'Eddy's cafe' (in Gangnam)-a casual cafe offering European/western style entrees at mid-range prices.  His first season of 'Yes Chef' was a success (similar to U.S.' Top Chef), and the second season will start filming in the next few months!  His recent autobiography was a best seller 2009, and Eddy's Cafe-2 opened up in Jukjeon last weekend.  I must say, he's quite a celebrity chef here!

Edward Kwon
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