The just-released 2014 Michelin Guide for New York gives two stars to the new-wave Jungsik restaurant in lower Manhattan. The forces behind this groundbreaking restaurant are CIA graduates Jungsik Yim ’05, chef/owner; Jonghun Won ’06, pastry chef; and Kyungmoon Kim ’05, wine director/sommelier. With this honor, Chef Yim becomes the first Korean chef in the world to garner two Michelin stars.
The CIA student body includes aspiring culinarians from about 30 countries, and South Korea leads the way among international students at the college. There are currently 131 undergraduates from South Korea pursuing their associate or bachelor’s degrees from the CIA, more than from any other country.