With over 20 years’ experience working in London’s top restaurants – including several Michelin-starred kitchens – Jun has spent a decade under the tutelage of Michel Roux Jnr, Marco Pierre White and Eric Chavot. Most recently, Jun was Executive Chef at Pearl Restaurant in Holborn, where he gained three AA Rosettes. Together with his business partner Mark Jankel, Jun created the sustainable mobile Street Kitchen brand, which launched its fourth – and first permanent – site earlier this year in Broadgate Circle. He’s a regular face on cookery-based television shows, both in the UK and US, as well as the author of Simple to Sensational, published in 2009.
In November 2015, Jun opened neighbourhood dining spot, The Ninth, named aptly due to it being the ninth restaurant he has worked in. The Ninth offers relaxed neighbourhood dining at its finest. Located in the heart of Fitzrovia, the menu marries simple yet refined French-Mediterranean sharing plates with casual, friendly service, and an expertly curated and approachable wine list which focuses on small producers and lesser known bottles.
Portrait by: Palida Boonyarungsrit