Ann Kim

Chef, Owner
Ann Kim

Minneapolis

About Ann Kim

Ann Kim is the Chef/Owner of Pizzeria Lola, Hello Pizza, and Young Joni. A Korean immigrant, she credits her culinary palate to helping her mother and grandmother at an early age make traditional staples such as fermented bean paste and kimchi. In 2010 she opened her first restaurant, Pizzeria Lola, a wood-fired pizzeria that has been lauded both locally and nationally. Her second restaurant, Hello Pizza, is an East Coast-inspired slice shop that frequently tops ‘Best Of’ lists. Young Joni opened in 2016 and serves an eclectic wood fire-inspired menu featuring artisan pizzas and inspired vegetable, meat and seafood dishes. It was selected as one of the Best New Restaurants in America by GQ and Eater and was named 2017 Restaurant of the Year by the Minneapolis’ Star Tribune. In 2018 and 2019, Kim received a James Beard Award nomination in the category of “Best Chef Midwest.” Her next restaurant venture is slated to open in 2019.

At My Venues

Pizza
$$, Pizza, American, Bar, Sheridan
"The cook on these pizzas would make a New Yorker proud. Though they have some classics (which I imagine are amazing)... they have so many delicious choices that take that technique as a vehicle and load it up with great flavors"
Whole fish, bed of vegetables
$$, Pizza, American, Bar, Sheridan
"I was greeted with a smile and a hug by @youngjoni_mn We chatted about the things us chefs talk about and we parted ways with another hug. Sometimes we take our interactions with each other for granted but as of late these small but meaningful moments are some of the most cherished for me. If we allow ourselves to be in the moment with each other, to actually listen with both heart and mind you'll find that an invitation can be extended. @#chefs"
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