A young, incredibly talented chef quits the profession after a contest to head a world-class restaurant ends in tragedy. Retiring to a small rural town with his grandfather, he finds a new and more peaceful existence, working as a farmer and selling vegetables at the local market.
Even though he is content with his new life, when a nationwide cooking competition offers him the chance to take on his long-time rival, SeongChan embarks on a journey that will forever change his view of the world and lead him to the most startling revelations.
Surrounding himself with a ragtag crew of misfits, each with his own poignant story to tell, he is soon in the media spotlight, facing stiff competition from the other contestants while dealing with his grandfather’s diminishing faculties and a long-buried family secret. Seong Chan can only struggle to overcome every adversity with quiet dignity.
~~ Adapted from the manhwa “Le Grand Chef” (식객) by Heo Young Man (허영만).