Sold Out: Master Chef: Korean-American Cuisine Feat: Magpie and the Tiger Chefs Caleb Jang and Roren Choi: Seasonal wintertime Korean Cooking to warm the chill of the season
Sunday, December 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm$100.00
Magpie and the Tiger, the beloved Petworth, DC eatery, opened in January 2022. Touting creative food, it garnered immediate success and stellar reviews. Read The Washington Post’s Tom Sietsema’s review here: Washington Post Review. The name references Korea’s national bird, a symbol of good fortune and the belief, stemming from folklore, of the tiger’s protective character. Jang and Choi, second generation Korean-Americans, explore their heritage while weaving in their relationships with food here at home.
Magpie and the Tiger closed its brick-and-mortar location, leaving its legion of fans clamoring for more, so Jang and Choi have pivoted, and have numerous ambitious plans for their new brand – including Hill. Center cooking classes. Roren Choi began her professional cooking career slinging ramen at Momofuku DC. After a year of working there, she moved on to become a cook at Tail Up Goat, where she moved her way up quickly to become sous chef of this Michelin-starred
kitchen. She eventually left and helped open their sister restaurant Reveler’s Hour as the pasta, bread, and butchery chef. Caleb Jang spent time as the sous chef of DC’s late restaurant darling, Himitsu. Craving a desire to expand his skill set, Caleb then moved on to become one of the pastry chefs at Seylou Bakery inching closer every day to become better at making their famed whole grain croissants. From there, Caleb opened Magpie and the Tiger as the executive chef and co-owner/operator and enjoyed many successes and rave reviews.