hanbun defines Dave's vision as an homage to Korean food through thoughtfully prepared Korean inspired dishes that push Korean cuisine forward. The menu showcases simplistic dishes while utilizing nontraditional techniques. We wish to share the culinary sentiments that Dave enjoyed as a child growing up in Korea with subtle modern western approaches. Join Dave down memory lane and fall in love with hanbun!
Behind The Scenes
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Chef and Owner
David is a James Beard semifinalist who is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. His culinary career includes being part of the opening team at The Aviary under the guidance of world-renown chef Grant Achatz. Prior to The Aviary, David worked at Takashi, a Michelin star rated restaurant. David also worked at The Storefront Company where he worked for a 2003 Food & Wine's best new chef. David held multiple stages at restaurants in Manhattan and Chicago such as Le Bernardin, Cafe Gray, TRU, and L2O. In addition to his restaurant experience, David has cooked for distinguished United Nations guests.
Jennifer attended The Culinary Institute of America and then continued her education at Dominican university with a Bachelors in Food Science and Nutrition. Jennifer worked in research and development for several years at companies such as, Vegetable Juices, Barilla, Fona International, and most recently Unilever. Jennifer also worked for Takashi and other Michelin rated restaurants.