Relish is thrilled to welcome the newest addition to the Relish family, Ellen Kwon as our Culinary Operations Manager.
Ellen had always loved cooking and could create an entire meal out of whatever she found in the refrigerator much to her family’s surprise and delight
She majored in Applied Linguistics and Secondary Education in CUNY, and went on to teach ESL and pre-school. Her love of food during her career as a teacher never died. She decided to take her passion to the next level and earned her degree in Classic Culinary Arts at the French Culinary Institute, which is now known as the International Culinary Center, NYC.
Soon after graduating, she attained kitchen roles at The Plaza, Mark Restaurant by Jean Georges, and Charlie Palmer’s Aureole in the theatre district. She was then asked to come back to join the team of Chefs at the Mark Restaurant by Jean Georges. She took on the responsibility of managing and overseeing the culinary operation, training cooks and monitoring the quality of execution and all relevant standards. There she worked her way up to earn the title of the Executive Sous Chef under the helm of Chef Pierre Schutz before coming to Relish Catering + Event Planning.