At The Pass with Jennifer P. Chung
Executive Chef, SoSo Food Club
Favourite dish to make right now
Last cookbook purchase
Have you read it/tried any recipes
I have read it, but haven’t tried any recipes yet.
One dish or ingredient you’d like to see gone from menus
Edible flowers just for looks.
And one dish or ingredient that you’re excited about right now and would like to see on more menus
Edible flowers that add flavour and depth to a dish.
Your biggest influences
Chefs Amira Becarevic, David Lee, and Susur Lee.
If you could eat at any restaurant in the world
Last thing you ate
Fried rice <3.
Three must-have ingredients always in your fridge
Eggs, mushrooms, and any Asian greens.
Top 3 favourite Toronto restaurants
Top 3 favourite Toronto bars
Your go-to drink
Whatever the bartender wants to play around with.
One habit you have in the kitchen you should lose, but can’t seem to shake
Leave a towel unfolded.
One habit you have in the kitchen that will inspire young chefs
Be organized. Always know your pars and know how to make more if you need to.
Name one hidden talent
I can touch my nose with my tongue.
Best career advice you ever received
“Everyone is different and the same approach might not give you the same results.” – Chef Amira Becarevic, Mira Mira
Worst career advice you ever received
“Just send it out.”
Your advice for a young cook starting out in the business
It’s so important to find a healthy outlet because it’s going to get stressful at times.