Korean food truck pioneer who has gained fame as the founder of the world-famous gourmet taco truck Kogi. He has been the featured chef at high-profile venues like the Beverly Hilton and Embassy Suites.
He grew up in Los Angeles and struggled with drug addiction as a teenager.
His career inspired the 2014 Jon Favreau-directed film Chef, on which he was also a technical adviser.
He has a daughter named Kaelyn.
He and other world-famous chefs, including Wolfgang Puck, gathered at the Hotel Bel-Air to conceive new items for the hotel's menu in 2013.