About Cathlyn Choi
Celebrity Chef, Cookbook Author, Composer, and Marketing Executive Chef from Gangnam, Seoul Korea.
Dubbed “Korean Food Ambassador” by her fans and supporters, Cathlyn Choi is currently the only Korean chef on TV hosting and producing her own Korean cooking show in the US. A multi lingual, multi talented entrepreneur, composer, artist and TV show host, Cathlyn Choi can be best described as an ‘All-in-One’ artist whose warm and friendly personality with background and knowledge of various cultures and cuisines appeal to a diverse audience of different nationalities and generations.
Since age 11, Cathlyn developed a passion and sense for cooking by watching her mother and grandmother cook. At age 13, she also helped her parents with their catering business in Brunei for 5 years. Cathlyn acquired a sophisticated palate through years of living and traveling throughout Asia and other European countries, sampling and cooking various kinds of cuisines. Since then, Cathlyn has developed over a thousand traditional Korean and fusion recipes.
In February 2009, with the help of her husband and co-producer Eric Michelson, the first Korean cooking show in the US was launched through KTSD Time Warner Cable Channel 12, a local TV station in San Diego. Then in September of 2009, Cathlyn signed a contract with tvK24 and launched Season II of Cathlyn’s Korean Kitchen nationwide in November. Season III titled Cathlyn’s Korean Food Challenge was launched on tvK24 in January, 2011 followed by PBS SoCal in July. Season 4 program of Cathlyn’s Korean Kitchen featuring Korean ingredients and popular traditional and fusion recipes was launched on national PBS in November, 2012. All the background music on Cathlyn’s cooking show are originally composed, arranged and/or performed by Cathlyn.
Additionally, Cathlyn Choi also hosts cultural and live events in San Diego throughout the year as well as performs live culinary demonstrations at the Del Mar Fair, Asian Cultural Festival, Taste of Asia, Multi Cultural Food Festival, Asian Night Market, Taste of Korea, LA Times Food and Wine Festival, Gourmet Experience Expo, San Diego Bay Food and Wine Festival and most recently at Let’s Move California, an event sponsored and initiated by First Lady Michele Obama to create awareness about healthy foods and prevent obesity and diabetes in children.
She is currently the Founder and Executive Director of Asian Culture and Media Alliance, Inc., Director of Public Relations at Korean American Association San Diego and past President of Korean Women’s International Network San Diego Chapter. Cathlyn also sits on the advisory board for Hansik Globalization Committee Los Angeles founded by Korea’s First Lady Kim Yoon-Ok and is a food columnist for Hanin Community News Monthly Magazine San Diego.
About Cathlyn's Korean Kitchen
In its season 4 production, Cathlyn’s Korean Kitchen is currently the only Korean TV cooking show in English in the US, hosted by a Korean chef, currently airing weekly on national PBS. Produced by Carma Media & Entertainment and hosted by Korean celebrity chef and musical artist Cathlyn Choi, this cultural and entertaining cooking program showcases delicious, nutritious and easy to make traditional and fusion Korean cuisines. Watch Cathlyn as she shares with you some of the most exotic and tasty culinary dishes that will leave your mouth watering. The program will also explore rich, historical Korean culture with the viewers, and how Korean food has played such an important role over the centuries. Whether you’re a food connoisseur, or just looking to learn the secrets of making great Fusion recipes, Cathlyn’s Kitchen is sure to educate, entertain, and enlighten you