Philadelphia, PA - The Chef in Residency Program at Volver highlights seven emerging chefs from minority backgrounds. In addition to highlighting the rising talent, the chefs will be able to fundraise through Volver to open their own restaurants in Philadelphia. Featured menu items will be paired with Chef in Residence's menu items. This month features Chef Yoon.
Next Chef in Residency at Volver Chef Alex Yoon of Little Fish
A Philadelphia native, Chef Alexander Yoon recently took over the venerable seafood restaurant Little Fish. His creative dishes feature an Asian flair. Yoon's menu includes Savage Blonde Oysters, Scallop Toast, Chilled Shrimp Salad, Grilled Octopus, Steamed Local Black Bass, Korean Fried Chicken, Maitake Mushroom, Short Rib "Ssam" and Sticky Toffee Pudding
For inspiration for his dishes, Yoon said, "The menu I am presenting for this residency reflects some of the work that gave me this opportunity and the direction I want to move forward with Korean influences. I have gained recognition for cooking seafood, but I wanted to show that I can bring more to the table."
On working with Yoon, Garces said, "I'm so excited to be cooking with Alex as the next chef in our Chefs-in-Residence Program. I've been following his career for several years and have always been impressed by the incredible quality of his dishes. I can't wait to experience what he brings to our guests at Volver. His deft hand and respect for great ingredients will bring a lot to this menu iteration."
For donations during the residency, he said, "I am planning to use the donations that are raised during my residency to help fund a new restaurant concept I want to introduce to the Philadelphia area.
As part of the Chefs in Residency Program, patrons will be able to donate funds to support projects for each participating resident chef. Yoon will use the funds to help support a brand new restaurant he has in the works.
Guests wishing to support Yoon and his new dining destination can donate during their meal at Volver. Donations can be made, similar to tipping a server when the dinner check is presented. The Garces Foundation will match up to the first $5,000, allowing each resident chef to raise at least $10,000.