Korean Celebrity Chef Edward Kwon Appointed as Honorary Chef of Berjaya University College of Hospitality

L-R: Freddie Pang, Executive Director, Berjaya Corporation Sdn Bhd; Korean Celebrity Chef Edward Kwon; and Chef Jochen Kern, Director – School of Culinary Arts.

Korean Celebrity Chef Edward Kwon has been appointed as Honorary Chef of Berjaya University College of Hospitality (Berjaya UCH) becoming the first Chef that the University College has bestowed such an honor.

Freddie Pang, Executive Director of Berjaya Corporation Berhad, presented the Award Certificate to Chef Edward Kwon (Korean name Kwon Young Min), who flew from Seoul to accept is at a ceremony commemorating the event. The ceremony was attended by Chung Chi-won, Consular Attaché from the Korean Embassy, representatives from the Korean Tourism Organization, guests from the corporate, hospitality and lifestyle industries, local celebrities as well as members of the Korean community in Kuala Lumpur.

“Today marks another milestone in Edward’s career. Being appointed our Honorary Chef brings with it certain responsibilities, one of which is sharing his expertise in the field of Culinary Arts and Entrepreneurship with the Berjaya UCH Community,” said Pang.

“Our teaching paradigm, known as Berjaya Immersion Methodology creates symbiotic relationships between career professionals and our students allowing them to have a mix of classroom and theoretical classes with industry experience giving the students fresh perspectives on current practices and trends of the culinary industry. We hope that this will create the right environment to develop, nurture and empower the future leaders of the culinary arts industry.”

Chef Edwards Kwon is a well-respected Korean Celebrity Chef and an entrepreneur. He is the CEO of EK Food Co Ltd and an Executive Chef of EK Restaurants in Korea which are LAB XXIV, The Mixed One, and Eddy’s Café. Prior to Chef Edwards Kwon starting his businesses in Korea, he has held numerous senior chef positions in luxury hotels in the United States, China, middle East and his home country comprising of the Ritz Carlton Seoul, Ritz Carlton San Francesco, W Hotel Seoul, Sheraton Grand Tianjin in China, Fairmont Hotel in Dubai and the Burj Al-Arab in Dubai.