Born in Korea, Chef Jin had never dreamt of running his own kitchen; his culinary passions developed at a later age when he was forced to take on a second job to make ends meet. It wasn’t until after what he thought would be a short stint in a kitchen that he found his true calling. He worked his way through the ranks, eventually serving as executive chef at a popular Laguna Beach restaurant where he was recognized by Best Chefs America. Chef Jin saw an opportunity to bring high-quality, thoughtfully prepared food to those who may not have the means to dine in expensive and often pretentious restaurants. At Roba Noodle, he serves the same quality food in larger portions, but for a fraction of the cost.