Images of Ann Kim and Young Joni Restaurant in Minneapolis, MN. All images by Eliesa Johnson of The Restaurant Project.

Chef Ann Kim

Ann Kim is the Chef/owner of three award-winning Minneapolis restaurants: Pizzeria Lola, Hello Pizza, and Young Joni. A Korean immigrant, she credits her culinary palate to helping her mother and grandmother at an early age make traditional staples such as fermented bean paste and kimchi. She’s most beloved for her critically acclaimed pizzas and creative take on Korean flavors. In 2018 she was a James Beard Awards finalist for Young Joni in the category of “Best Chef Midwest.” Ann Kim’s food has turned heads both locally and nationally.

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