In 2003, Judy enrolled at the French Culinary Institute in New York, and received her Grand Diplome in Pastry Arts. Judy is a regular face on TV, starring in Iron Chef UK and securing herself the title ‘Iron Chef UK’. Her expertise in Korean cooking led to her own shows: Judy Joo’s Return to Korea and two seasons of Korean Food Made Simple. She then published her debut cookbook, Korean Food Made Simple.
Judy’s first modern Korean restaurant Jinjuu – meaning ‘pearl’ - opened its doors in 2014. Judy’s cooking is focused on the flavours of her childhood – raised in a Korean-American family in New Jersey. Her multicultural heritage and training is evident in her dishes today. In 2019, Judy published her new cook book, Korean Soul Food and has since launched her latest restaurant, Seoul Bird, specialising in the Korean fried chicken for which Judy is known.