Chef Jinhee Lee discusses Top Chef Canada and her approach to Korean food

The Top Chef Canada Season 6 finalist on running her own restaurant

Though the pandemic has thrown Calgary's Jinhee Lee plenty of curveballs over the past 14 months, especially as first-time restaurateur, the talented chef is never one to back down when faced with adversity. Her popular eatery JINBAR celebrates Lee's heritage, offering fun takes on Korean comfort foods in a truly hospitable environment.

The Top Chef Canada Season 6 finalist and Wall of Chefs judge chats with Dan Clapson, Carmen Cheng and Phil Wilson about the mantra behind her restaurant, other Korean restaurants she loves across Canada and more. She also discusses whether or not she would consider competing on Top Chef Canada: All-Stars 2–which we speculate might take place next year.

After chatting with Jinhee Lee, the three co-hosts dissect Top Chef Canada Season 9 Episode 5 and ponder how certain reality television production decisions are made.

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