Jo Minjoon: The main character of this novel. He gets a game like ability and travels to the past to follow his dreams to become a chef. Was an english teacher in a high school in his previous life, quitted and started to work in a restaurant chopping and slicing onions.
Jo Ara: Jo Minjoon’s little sister.
Jo Su Yeob: Jo Minjoon’s father. Is opposed of Jo Minjoon quitting as a teacher and becomes the main obstacle for him on becoming a chef in his previous life.
Lee Hye Seon: Jo Minjoon’s mother. Also opposed as Jo Su Yeob.
Kaya Lotus: Grand Chef season 3 winner in Jo Minjoon’s past life. Also Jo Minjoon’s idol. What will she become to Jo Minjoon in this life? hehe
Lucas Dean: Previous owner of a jelly factory.
Jane Dean: Lucas’s wife.
Jessie Dean: Lucas’s and Jane’s only daughter. Younger than Jo Minjoon.
Alan Craig: One of the judges of Grand Chef. One of the youngest to receive a Michelin star and one of the best epicureans in the world. Graham elliot from Master Chef?
Emily Potter: Second judge of Grand Chef. She’s the heiress of the potter beer. Christina Tosi or Joe Bastianich?
Joseph Vincent: Third and last judge of Grand Chef. Owner of various restaurants around the world and many Michelin Stars. The best chef out of the three. Obviously Gordon Ramsay.
Marco: Bulky fat black man. He’s one of the two candidates to have baking level 7. He’s rather timid compared to his body.
Anderson Rousseau: White man raised from an elite cooking family. The other person with baking level 7. He has a cold and arrogant personality.
Chloe Jong: Chinese-american that got disqualified early on in Jo Minjoon’s previous life. She has a bright personality and is good to everyone.
Foods and ingredients
Doenjang jjigae (된장 찌개)
Kimchi jjigae (김치 찌개)
Tangsuyuk (탕수육): Fried beef with a bittersweet sauce. Popular in chinese and Korean cuisine.
Kuobarou: Chinese tangsuyuk
Agedashi tofu (揚げ出し豆腐)
Katsuobushi (鰹節 or かつおぶし)
Gamja(potato) ongsimi (감자 옹시미)
Gamjajeon with chives(감자부추전): If you see the image then you will know the cooking method. (Probably) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamjajeon
Red pepper paste (고추장)
흥거: One of god’s five vegetables.
Dandan noodles (탄탄면)
Bibim guksu (비빔국수)
Grand Chef: As you have noticed, a parody of Master Chef.
Sunbae: Same as senpai
Arroser technique: Couldn’t find anything on wikipedia, so instead, put a youtube link.
PD: Production director
SNS: Social Nerworking System
God’s five vegetables (오신채): Korean budhist mythology. These five vegetables (Chives, korean wild chives, green onions, garlic and heunggo (흥거) are prohibited from being eaten especially in the temples.