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The Judges

meet our world class judges

Brad Barnes

Director of Consulting and Industry Programs
The Culinary Institute of America; Hyde Park, NY

Brad Barnes ‘87, CMC is director of consulting and industry programs at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY. Brad is responsible for the oversight of all operational consulting, ProChef® certification, and custom professional training. His clients include Google, U.S. Department of Defense, and Stanford University. Brad is the author of two books and the creator of food concepts such as Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn and The Pythian Market in New Orleans. Previously, he served as senior director of culinary education and senior director of continuing education at the CIA. Before joining the education administration, he was the president of GigaChef, LLC and chef/owner of B&B Solutions. Brad is a Certified Master Chef, one of 66 in the United States, a Certified Culinary Administrator, and an inductee of the American Academy of Chefs, the American Culinary Federation’s honor society. (Hyde Park, NY)


Marja Vongerichten

Television Host/Model/Actress

Marja Vongerichten is the host of the 2011 PBS television series about Korean food and culture titled Kimchi Chronicles

and its companion cookbook to teach people to prepare Korean Cooking for American Kitchen. 


Marja was born in Korea to a Korean mother and an American soldier. She was later adopted at the age of 3 by a Virginia family in 1979. Later in life, she reunited with her birth mother in New York.

She was Miss District of Columbia Teen USA 1991 (as Marja Allen) and has worked as an actress and model.



Past Events

London, UK

Oct. 5th 2021

Le Cordon Bleu London

Paris, France

Oct. 14th 2021

Le Cordon Bleu Paris

Wine Barrels

Napa Valley, USA

Nov. 7th 2021

Culinary Institute of America at Copia


Low calorie Superfood

Koreans have enjoyed Kimchi for over 1000 years, and for good reason! It’s a Low calorie Superfood that is densely packed full of essential vitamins, antioxidants, amino acids and good bacterias.


Harmony of Tastes,
Seasons & Regions

This harmonious and versatile dish combines 5 key Korean flavours: Sour, Bitter, salty, sweet and spicy and reflects the different tastes, seasons and regions of the country.