Pastry Chef


Pastry chef Eunji Lee was born in Busan, South Korea and fulfilled a lifelong dream of studying pastry arts when she moved to France in 2006. Classically trained at the Institut National de la Boulangerie Pâtisserie in Rouen and at the Ecole Ferrandi in Paris, Lee spent three years in the acclaimed restaurant Ze Kitchen Galerie of Chef William Ledeuil and then trained under Chef Alain Ducasse and Pastry Chef Cedric Grolet at three Michelin-starred Le Meurice for another four years. When the opportunity arose for Eunji to combine her classic French training with Korean ingredients, she jumped at the chance to become the executive Pastry Chef of Jungsik, 2 michelin stars modern Korean fine dining restaurant in NY. Chef Lee became the first non-European contestant and finalist in Season 4 of the French competition “Qui sera le prochain grand pâtissier?” and her Dessert Tasting Menu at Jungsik was featured in the New York Times in August 2017.

Eunji was also featured as one of the select chefs in the Lexus All-Star Chef Classic in Los Angeles and provided a special demonstration crafting her famed Baby Banana dessert that is spotlighted at Jungsik at the 2019 New York Coffee Festival. Then she took the stage at the 14th Annual StarChefs International Chefs Congress to compete in the Valrhona C3 North American Final and was awarded with second place. Immediately following the competition, she showcased her desserts at a pop-up event presented by Steelite International at the StarChefs Congress. Eunji also demonstrated how to craft her one-of-a-kind pastries at the Culinary Institute of America, ICE, and ICC. Three top pastry schools in US.