In the 1960s when everyone was poor, Hwanggeum-dong was a warmhearted, generous neighborhood. ‘Congzib Stand Bar’ at Chungjangno 3-ga, selling side dishes made of bean and re ned rice wine by the glass was the beginning of Gwangju style stand bar. Gwangju Youth Union aims at succeeding the spirit and meaning of it through the new modern Congzib.
Towards social issues such as revitalizing the old downtown, youth unemployment, balanced regional growth, establishing tourism infrastructure and city-branding, Cook Folly adopts a somewhat light, fun and tasteful approach. Taking the format of a ‘select-dining’ place, the platform gathers Gwangju and Jeollanamdo’s representative ingredients and food together with young locals. Through this, it proposes a small but strong model of a virtuous cycle. Cook Folly consists of a greenhouse café & bar Congzib and Chungmijang which is a hanok offering Korean Food, both named after the oldest and most popular café and restaurant in the history of Gwangju.
|2015||Opened NIKITA PASTA & BURGER /Opened SPINDLE MARKET (Food Court) /Opened KAHLO&DIEGO (Café and Bar) / Opened FRANK in Galleria Department Store in Apgujeong-dong, Korea / Opened MARINE TACOS (Mexican Restaurant)|
|2014||Opened MATHILDA (Italian/French Restaurant) / Opened Jang Jin Woo Entrepreneurship School|
|2005||Majored in Korean Classical Orchestral Music and Commercial Photography, Chung-Ang University, Korea|