We’re quite used to celebrity chefs in Abu Dhabi.
Many have launched restaurants, some of which are still mainstays in the city.
But none have a similar story and background to Jeong Kwan.
The 62 year-old Korean Buddhist monk was featured on an episode of the Netflix documentary series Chef’s Table back in 2017.
In the episode, the crew followed Kwan as she went about her daily rituals where she prepares food in the temple using old recipes and natural ingredients to feed fellow monks and occasional visitors.
Kwan. who has no formal training and follows a strictly vegan diet, lives in Chunjinam Hermitage at the Baegyangsa temple in South Korea, 169 miles South of Seoul.
But you won't have to travel to South Korea to meet the monk and chef, as she’s coming to Abu Dhabi as part of the Korean Festival 2019.
Organised in association with the Year of Tolerance, Kwan will be hosting cooking classes at the Korean Cultural Center on November 1 from 3pm-4.30pm.
Interested in learning a unique style of cooking? You can apply to be part of the class by clicking here and submitting your interest.
Lucky applicants will get confirmation of their space on October 28 and registering does not guarantee you a space in the class.
You must be over the age of 14 and if you’re a professional chef, a special class just for professionals will be held on November 3.
Be right back, we’re off to apply for the class.
Free. 3pm-4.30pm, November 1. Korean Cultural Center, Khalifa Park area, www.koreafestivaluae.com (02 491 7227).