Hidden Gem in West Village where Chef Sungchul Shim crafts his edible arts in to an exquisite tasting course every season!

Hidden Gem in West Village where Chef Sungchul Shim crafts his edible arts in to an exquisite tasting course every season!

Chef Sungchul Shim graduated with an Associates of Occupational Studies Degree in Culinary Arts from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY in 2006. Before coming to the states, he also studied at Ansan College of Technology in Ansan, South Korea which is where his culinary journey began.

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Since high school, Chef Sungchul knew his calling in life was to pursue his love for food and cooking. He worked in a variety of culinary-related capacities including catering services, restaurants and hotels in Seoul.

With an appetite to explore and grow as a chef, he made the bold decision to move to New York City where he would take on a premier externship opportunity at the three Michelin star restaurant Le Bernardin. After leaving Le Bernardin in 2006, Chef Sungchul juggled two jobs as line cook at one of Manhattan’s most sophisticated fine dining restaurants, Aureole and New American restaurant Peacock Alley in the New York City’s historic landmark buildings the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. He then went on taking on the prestigious role as Chef de Partie at Gordon Ramsay in the London Hotel, NYC where he managed to navigate a fast-paced kitchen environment while accommodating diners from all over the world.

Aside from his demanding schedule, Chef Sungchul took on more responsibilities at Japanese restaurant Momoya where he gained valuable training under Executive Chef at the time. At Momoya he learned the valuable skills in the art and techniques of sushi.

In August of 2009, Chef Sungchul Shim took on his most prestigious and exciting culinary opportunity and position for the worldwide renowned restaurant Per Se, NYC. Per Se has been awarded three Michelin Stars and is currently takes among top 10 restaurants of the Worlds Best Restaurant list. Per Se is celebrated to be the culinary Mecca of New York City. Per Se is known for their daily menu changes after every dinner service. Under great pressure, Chef Sungchul was part of a team of chefs to strategize a new menu every night. This demanding task helped his creativity and ability to work under high pressure and expectations become a part of his work ethic. His experience as Saucier for Per Se and working amongst the most elite chefs in New York City for the past two and half years has molded his culinary craft and philosophy about food and dining.

Chef Sungchul Shim joined as Executive Chef at Neta in West Village in 2014. His genius creation of tasting course with seasonal fresh ingredients changes regularly and here is his new “Summer Tasting Course” with 19 impressively delicious dishes paired with the champagne and sakes.




Reserve your unforgettable summer tasting dinner at Neta -> 

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Photos by Zinno Park/SB GROUPE

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