Sohui Kim

Sohui Kim and Ben Schneider

Sohui Kim immigrated from Seoul, South Korea, to New York at the age of 10. Kim and her husband Ben Schneider opened Korean restaurants The Good Fork in Red Hook in 2006 and Insa in Gowanus in 2015. Reviving Gage & Tollner is her latest project.


After culinary school, Kim externed at Blue Hill and then worked under Anita Lo at Annisa, both Michelin-starred restaurants. Kim ventured out on her own after five years in the industry, and The Good Fork had a 14-year run as a neighborhood favorite, including "The Good Fork Cookbook," which came out in 2016. The chef published a second cookbook, "Korean Home Cooking: Classic and Modern Recipes" in 2018 and was a James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: New York City in 2019.

In 2021, Kim and Schneider reopened Gage & Tollner, a New York City restaurant that'd become a landmark from 1879 to 2004, with crowdfunding. The restored steakhouse was met with wide acclaim from The New York Times, Time Out New York, and Forbes.


Kim graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education and Barnard College.

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