At Jess' Restaurant, we celebrate the essence of modern Korean cuisine, thoughtfully crafted to enchant the senses.
About Jess' Restaurant
A homage to the rich tapestry of Korean culinary traditions, Jess' Restaurant is a celebration of modern
Korean cuisine at its finest. Helmed by a visionary chef whose expertise is grounded in the authentic
flavors of Korea, our restaurant offers an exquisite exploration of tastes in a setting that marries
contemporary finesse with traditional warmth.
With an array of accolades that speak to our commitment to excellence, Jess' Restaurant is not just a
dining destination but a cultural experience where every meal is a journey through the heritage and
innovation of Korean gastronomy.
At Jess' Restaurant, we celebrate the essence of modern Korean cuisine, thoughtfully crafted to enchant
the senses. Honored as OpenTable's Diner's Choice Winner for both 2022 and 2023, and acclaimed as
the Best Romance Restaurant in Vancouver, we invite you to a sanctuary where every meal is an
intimate affair to remember.
SinYoung Jeong (Shawn)
Embarking from Seoul's vibrant food scene, Shawn Jeong, our Head Chef, carries with him an expansive
culinary repertoire. His tenure in diverse international kitchens has cultivated a unique blend of Korean
heritage with a global gastronomic flair. Shawn's initiation into the culinary world began in the
disciplined kitchens of the Korean military, evolving through various gourmet capitals. He joined Jess'
Restaurant with a vision to meld his cross-continental experiences with the fresh, local ingredients of
Vancouver. Shawn's dedication is palpable in every dish, inviting diners to a fusion of tradition and
Minseok Kim (Allen)
Once an economics student in Korea, Allen Kim's culinary journey ignited amidst the flavors of Australia,
living with an Italian chef. His passion for diverse cuisines flourished in Vancouver, mastering Japanese,
Western, and fusion techniques. At Jess Restaurant, Allen dedicates his craft to blending Korean culinary
artistry with Canada's rich cultural tapestry.
With roots in Hong Kong and a spirit nurtured in Canada, Winson Ho's journey into the hospitality
industry is marked by an eclectic mix of global experiences. His entry at 24 was a turning point, steering
him towards the dynamic world of fine dining and vibrant nightlife. Winson's expertise, sharpened in
prestigious establishments from Hong Kong to Tokyo, now guides Jess' Restaurant. As General Manager,
he blends his international insights with a passion for service, leading our team through the evolving
landscapes of Vancouver's dining scene.