Interview with Chef Junghyun Park of ATOBOY in New York

Before living stateside, Junghyun ‘JP’ Park worked in many of the world’s best restaurants, including Michelin-starred Cutler & Co. in Melbourne, Australia, and The Ledbury in London. He was previously the chef de cuisine at Jungsik Dang in Seoul, South Korea—which was no. 20 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list during his time there. He then moved to New York City in 2012, along with owner Yim Jungsik, to serve as the chef de cuisine at Tribeca’s venerated Jungsik restaurant, which also holds two Michelin stars. In summer 2016, JP and his wife Ellia opened their first restaurant, ATOBOY, in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood, focusing on modern Korean fare with a unique Banchan-style tasting menu.