Our graduates from O’ngo Cooking school have been using the skills they have learned in classes in their professional careers. Here are some of the graduates and the work they are doing now after they took classes from O’ngo cooking school.
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Laura Lee of Columbus Ohio runs the Ajumma Korean Food Truck which was the recent recipient of the Vendy award for “Best Ethnic Food Truck in Columbus.” Her food serves downhome Korean favorites with a twist. See her story about her food truck here. She took several cooking classes and tours with her during her stay in Korea.
Whit Altizer runs Taco Sherpa out of Chatanooga, Tennessee. His food truck serves Korean influenced tacos and other “Mighty Fine Korean Eats.”
Laura D. is a private chef on a Yacht took 1 month worth of courses and is now cooking Korean food for her boss.
Keisuke Y. took classes for 2 months focusing on Korean side dishes and now owns a banchan restaurant in Gifu, Japan
Joseph J. took classes for 3 months focusing on Korean fried chicken and he opened up a Chicken restaurant in Quezon City, Philippines.
Kim F. took 1 week’s worth of classes and then taught her students some of the different dishes that she learned at her school in Australia.
She recently sent pictures of her teaching her Australian High School students how to make Korean seafood pancake and turnip salad. It looks like they had a great time.
Kim thank you so much for sharing Korean food with others.
Here is what Kim said:
It’s Kim F. from Australia emailing (I am using my work email this time). I want to thank you for sending me more resources on Korean cooking for my Food Studies students. I have meant to email you for some time, but have left it until now.
My year 10 students loved making the Radish Salad and Seafood Pancake. I invited many of my staff to sample our dishes and their comments were very positive. I also brought back some Honey /Citron tea and served that. It was a hit!!! (I can’t believe that I shared it). I have attached some of the pictures. My students have had 6 one hour lessons specifically on my culinary adventures in South Korea and Korean cooking. Needless to say many have now become keen an interested in trying more Korean food. Another project that I offer the kids is to study a country in depth and then prepare a dish from that country. Every student brings a different dish and we have a buffet. A boy in my class chose South Korea did a very good power point and made Bibimbap for us. I was very proud of him and wished that you could have been here to see what you have inspired me to do. Thanks very much.
I hope that this message finds you well and that our travels meet again.