Regulations/Rules for Korean Food (Bulgogi) Cooking Contest

1st Round - Deadline Friday, August 14th, 2018 (Facebook Video Submission)

Final Round - Saturday, August 25, 2018, 3:00 PM at

4404 N Shallowford Rd, Atlanta, GA, 30338

Georgia Power Customer Resource Center

Prerequisites to Apply

Love Korean culture and Korean food!

The contestant may not be Korean or of Korean descent

*The purpose of the competition is to spread Korean food and culture to foreigners. Thus, we are prohibiting Koreans from competing.

1st Round

How to Apply

  1. First, fill out the Bulgogi Contest Application Form. This can be found at and should look like this:
  2. Film a 1-3 minute video that includes the following:
  • Self-Introduction
  • Reason(s) you want to compete in this cooking contest
  • Show off a creative, unique bulgogi dish that you made yourself.

*Bulgogi must be made from scratch. You may not use pre marinated bulgogi from the store.

   (You can buy ingredients from a Korean supermarket)

  1. Upload your video to youtube
  2. Copy the link to your video and reply to this facebook post on our facebook page ( 
  3. and/or reply to this tweet with the link:
  1. We recommend replying to both, as the number of likes that your video get from both facebook and twitter will be added together as part of the grading process.

Preliminary Round

  • In the preliminary rounds, our judges will select the top 10 contestants based on the contents of the video and the number of likes and shares you have received.
  • We will contact the winners of the contest after review and announce on Friday, 08/17/2018 via call or email.

Final Round

Preparation of Final HanSik Contest

  1. All Final Contestants will be sent a notification with preparation instructions
  2. The contest will be held in an individual basis, though you may bring 2 ‘helpers’. Please note that no awards will be given to the helpers.
  3. Basic ingredients, cookware and utensils will be provided. However, you may bring your own equipments, sauce or special ingredients.
  4. Each contestants will have 60 minutes to cook their dish, and will give a 3-5 minute presentation of their dish to the judges.
  1. The presentation may include ideas incorporated in your dish, your interest in Korea and how that affected your dish, and etcetera.

Judges for Final HanSik Contest

  • JuHui Kim
  • Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Atlanta

  • Andrew Miller
  • Chef Instructor at the Gwinnett Technical College Culinary Education Program

  • Karen Bremer
  • Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia Restaurant Association
  • Kenneth L. Celmer
  • Assistant Department Chair, Culinary Education at the Art Institute of Atlanta

  • Kyle M. Townsend
  • Clinical Assistant professor at Georgia State University in Hospitality

  • John D. Son
  • Vice President of the World Korean Food Global Federation
  • Immediate Past President of the Korean Food Global Association, SE USA

  • WeaJu Lee
  • Owner of Honey Pig


Culinary Process/Taste (70 points)

  • Taste (35 points)
  • Composition (15 points)
  • Hygiene (10 points)
  • Plating (5 points)
  • Technique (5 points)

Presentation (30 points)

  • Creativity (10 points)
  • Enthusiasm towards Korean culture (10 points)
  • Globalization (10 points)