Choi Hyun-seok (Korean최현석; born July 6, 1972)[1] is a South Korean chef and television personality.[2] He gained mainstream recognition for his appearances on the variety show Please Take Care of My Refrigerator, from which he became known for his flamboyant stage presence.[3] He worked in Seoul in the Italian restaurant La Cucina before becoming the head chef at Elbon the Table, which has two branches in Seoul and one in Goyang.[4] He is currently the head chef at Choi, a Korean-European fusion restaurant in Seoul.[5]

Choi Hyun-seok
Choi Hyun-Seok from acrofan.jpg
Choi in 2015
Born (1972-07-06) July 6, 1972 (age 47)
Culinary career
Cooking styleKorean-European fusion


  1. ^ "최현석" [Choi Hyun-seok]. Daum 100 (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  2. ^ "Chef Tells About Journey to Fame". The Chosun Ilbo. 2015-06-23. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  3. ^ Kim, Hansol (2015-05-02). "One Crazy Chef". Seoul Selection. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  4. ^ "Celebrity chef gives modern European cuisine a 'crazy' Korean twist". World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy. William Reed Business Media. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  5. ^ "Choi". Michelin Guide Seoul. Retrieved 2018-07-17.