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Tiki TNT names Steve Y. Kim executive chef

Tiki TNT has a new executive chef in Steve Y. Kim, who had hosted several pop-up dinners at the waterfront island-vibe bar and eatery

New menu reflects Kim’s origins, culinary creativities combining Korean influence, island flavors

Tiki TNT at the Wharf DC has a new executive chef in Steve Y. Kim, who had hosted several pop-up dinners at the waterfront island-vibe bar and eatery. Now, the menu will combine Kim’s Korean background and culture into new dishes that also reflect island-vibrant flavors and robust tastes.

Kim’s background includes graduating with top honors from the Culinary Institute of America. At Kith/Kin, he enjoyed working with Kwame Onwuachi, the executive chef and James Beard Award winner, and learned to adopt his own native culture in the dishes he served here. His style combines Korean fare with American styles and techniques, noted a Tiki TNT announcement.

After Kith/Kin, Kim started hosting pop-ups around Metro-Washington, DC. Eventually, he ended up hosting dinners at Todd Thrasher’s island bar. Thrasher is a passionate gin maker and owner of Potomac Distilling Co. and Tiki TNT. Kim’s position became permanent in September, and he transitioned from guest chef to executive chef.

Chef Kim has made the menu his own, after months of testing and perfecting. The style combines the authenticity of certain cuisines with a playful interpretation by the chef.

New Tiki TNT menu

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