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Master Chef: Korean-American Cuisine Ft. Magpie and the Tiger Chefs Caleb Jang & Roren Choi
Sunday, April 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm$100.00
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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. This interactive class will feature a handcut noodle dish. Participants will make their own fresh dough, cut the noodles themselves and learn to create several additional dishes using this particular dough recipe.
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.
Tickets will sell out quickly, so don’t hesitate!
Complimentary beer and wine will be served!