“I’m a beautiful Korean woman who’s not a model,” Seo Young-geun, 29, told The Associated Press.
“I am an amazing person.”
She’s a mom of two young boys.
She’s from a family of chefs, but has no culinary background.
Her dream is to one day be a full-time hostess at a restaurant.
She said she didn’t want to do it because she didn,t have any experience, but said she felt lucky.
“It was like, ‘Oh my god, I’ve done something really good,'” she said.
“So, it was a lot of hard work.
But I was able to do something amazing.”
Seo said she has always wanted to be a professional chef.
She started cooking at 15.
Seo is one of several female chefs competing for the prestigious $100,000 $1 million Korean Restaurant Association’s coveted prize.
The Association has a reputation for promoting the most prestigious restaurants in Korea, with its prestigious Korean Women’s Week, held every year in late October.
In recent years, the awards have also seen female chefs nominated for the coveted Korean Restaurants Association’s top honor, the Asian American Women’s Foundation’s International Woman of the Year award.
Seos husband is a cook, but he said she’s never thought about being a chef.
“Even now, I don’t think about it, but I don.
And I don-t have a dream,” Seos mother told the AP.
She added that Seo and her husband would never have been able to start a business together if she didn?t say yes to the competition.
“But I would have liked to have been more sure,” she said of their eventual decision.
“She said she is doing her best to do her best.
And if she wants to be better than me, then she has to do that.”
Seohyun Yoon, a 33-year-old chef who was the runner-up in the 2017 Asian American Woman of The Year award, said she started her career in Korea by doing a variety of jobs.
“If I didn’t, I would never be able to achieve what I want to achieve,” she told The AP.
“In this industry, you are always trying to do better.
That’s why I always want to be able be the best.”
The Association of Korean Restaurateurs said in a statement that it welcomes female competitors and is proud of Seohryun Yon.
“We are extremely pleased that the Asian Women’s Day was celebrated at the award ceremony,” the association said.
The award is a cash prize given to the top four women of the Association?s Korean Restaurant Awards.
It is awarded annually to the best female restaurant in the world, or in some cases, the best restaurant in Asia, based on the restaurants’ top performance in the Association’s prestigious competition.
Seohi, who is in her fifth year competing for $50,000, is also the winner of the 2017 Korea Women’s Restaurant Awards, but is now a member of the International Women of The Week, which recognizes the best of Asia.
The association also awarded her a $5,000 cash award for her efforts in the 2018 Korea Women of the Week Awards, which honored women from all over the world.
“To be recognized by a woman of such talent and integrity is extremely gratifying and a privilege,” it said in the statement.
The group also said Seohiyun Yun will also be receiving an additional $5 in the form of a travel stipend from the Association.
“The association is very proud of her accomplishments, and will be honoring her in the coming months with a trip to Seoul, Japan,” the statement said.
Seon said she and her mother are not too concerned about winning the competition because she already knows she is an amazing chef.
Seoi said her husband is also in the running for the prize, but that he would never take it seriously.
“No matter what, I will still be able and will continue doing what I am doing,” she laughed.