Judy Joo

Judy Joo is one of the four Iron Chefs for the UK and the executive chef for The Playboy Club London, which launched in 2011.

Her love for food and cooking began at home, where she often watched her mother prepare authentic dishes from her native Korea. After spending several years on the Morgan Stanley fixed income trading floor, Judy still felt the lure of the kitchen, decided to pursue her true passion, and enrolled at the French Culinary Institute. Her enthusiasm and dedication to her new trade was evident, and she graduated valedictorian. She went on to work in Saveurmagazine’s test kitchen developing recipes, researching food traditions, and writing. Judy also started Slow Food USA’s first inner city Slow Food in Schools project in Harlem at The Children’s Storefront School, where she was a math tutor. The program, “Harvest Time in Harlem," taught students about food, cooking, and making food choices.

When Judy moved to England, she dined at London’s most famous restaurant, Gordon Ramsay. Serendipitously, the notorious chef himself was there. Judy managed to introduce herself, and the next thing she knew, she spent two years working in his kitchen. Judy has also worked at Maze, Petrus, Claridge’s, The Boxwood Café, The French Laundry, and The Fat Duck. When she is not in the kitchen, you can find Judy at her desk (piled high with cookbooks) writing. Whether it’s a restaurant review or text for a cookbook, Judy’s love for the written word helps her share her love for food with others.

The foundation of a perfectly cooked meal is good prep work, and that begins with cutting technique, says Shape contributing editor Judy Joo, executive chef at the Playboy Club...

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Pancakes are one of those “happy” foods that seem to bring out everyone’s inner child. The next time you're at Sunday brunch, try these light and fluffy mini soufflé pancakes.

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Do you love to cook? Tune in to the above video for some healthy eating tips from celebrity chef Judy Joo from Iron Chef UK.

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Cut down your prep time with this simple cooking tip from celebrity chef Judy Joo from Iron Chef UK.

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There is something cleansing about eating tofu. It's low in calories, easy to digest, and packed full of protein—you really can’t go wrong.

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The best tool for preparing light and delicious food might be hiding in your kitchen drawer.

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In this quick tutorial, celebrity chef Judy Joo shares a fun trick for slicing shiitake mushrooms in record time. Get ready to wow dinner guests with your kitchen skills!

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Slicing carrots for a healthy vegetable salad just got that much easier!

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This may just be the healthiest "ice cream" recipe ever. Celebrity chef Judy Joo from Iron Chef UK has all the secrets for making delicious dishes in no time.

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Egg lovers rejoice!

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