Annie Shi

Annie Shi is the co-owner and beverage director of the James Beard Award-nominated restaurant King in New York City. She grew up eating in Korean restaurants with her family and has a fondness for comforting dishes like the spicy vegetable stew Soondubu Jjigae.


According to Annie Shi, her path to a career in food and wine was a "circuitous" one. She had fond memories of eating in restaurants with her family and dreamt of owning one herself, but had no idea how to achieve that goal. Annie went to London to work in finance, however, soon abandoned that job in favor of a life in food after staging at The Clove Club and doing pop-ups around the city. She returned to New York to open King with River Café alums Clare de Boer and Jess Shadbolt, where Annie runs the front of the house and manages the wine list. Although Annie is a lover of wine and pasta judging by King's seasonal menu, she is equally knowledgeable about Chinese and Korean cuisine. Annie shared her favorite Shanghai restaurants on and her variation of ​​Soondubu Jjigae in Food & Wine.


Annie graduated from Yale University with a bachelor of arts in humanities and a concentration in intellectual history.

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