Junghyun ‘JP’ Park is the owner and executive chef of Atoboy and Atomix in New York City’s NoMad neighborhood. Atoboy (2016), which offers guests an approachable banchan-inspired tasting menu, quickly earned its spot as one of the leaders in New York City’s New Korean cuisine movement, receiving a two-star review from The New York Times and ranking on critic Pete Wells’ “Top 10 Restaurants” of 2017. It has also been a Michelin’s Bib Gourmand since 2017. Atomix (2019), is a two Michelin starred fine-dining concept designed to showcase chef Park’s vision of combining traditional Korean techniques and western techniques, with worldclass ingredients and exceptional service and design.
In its opening year, Atomix received a James Beard nomination for “Best New Restaurant,” and glowing reviews from New York Magazine, The Washington Post, Eater New York, and 3-stars from The New York Times. It ranked on the World’s 50 Best extended list, was named one of Esquire's "Best New Restaurants in America,” Robb Report’s “Best New Restaurant - United States,” and ranked again on Wells' list for the "Top 10 Restaurants" of 2018. Park was named a “Rising Star” by StarChefs (2016) and “Best New Chef” by Food & Wine (2019). He continues to define his own cuisine by paying respect to tradition and redefining what today and tomorrow’s dining culture could be.