Chef Jake

ici® Dinner Series with Chef Jake Kim

Iowa Culinary Institute building at night

You're invited to enjoy the Iowa Culinary Institute (ici®) Dinner Series with Chef Jake Kim!

Chef Jake Kim’s contemporary cuisine is heavily influenced by his international experience. Each dinner series event will feature a unique six-course culinary adventure paired perfectly with hand-selected wines.

Chef Jake Kim joined the ici® team as an adjunct instructor in Fall, 2021. Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, he attended culinary school in Sydney, Australia, and worked in the Sydney Opera House, Clock Hotel, and Quay West. Upon graduation, he moved back to Korea to serve as a cook in the military for two years, followed by a variety of chef positions in Korea. In 2017, Chef Kim and his wife Brooke, a native Iowan, moved back here to raise their family. Chef Kim worked as sous chef and then executive chef at Firebirds in West Des Moines, and as culinary director/corporate chef at Wasabi where he managed multiple locations in the Des Moines metro area. He was recently honored to be welcomed as a Professional to La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, an exclusive international gastronomical society. Chef Kim is excited to share his unique dinner menus with ici® students and patrons.

About the ici® Dinner Series with Chef Jake Kim

Each dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and take place inside the Lakeview Dining Room at the Iowa Culinary Institute​. Cost is $140 per person. Menus will not be available in advance of each event.

How to attend

Announcements for new dinner dates and reservation information are emailed to the ici® mailing list. Reservations are required and limited for each event, and are processed on a first come, first served basis. You will receive confirmation and payment information via email. Dinner reservations will not be held without payment.​

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Guests who are unable to attend a dinner may provide substitute guests to use the pre-paid dinner tickets. Please provide the ici® with substitute guest information by emailing Kristi Miller​ or calling 515-964-6477. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received fewer than 72 hours advance notice from the dinner date.