Juno Kim is known for being a conscious chef whose unique approach to food has garnered him awards, accolades and a reputation as one of the best caterers and food stylists in Vancouver. He’s called upon by the top tastemakers, brands, artists, publications, films and tech companies when they’re in the need for unique food experiences or visuals.
Approaching his sixth year in this role, he looks towards the future with an evolving mindset. Juno is currently exploring novel entrepreneurial and creative projects that capitalize on the multi-disciplinary approach he has cultivated throughout his life.Q&A
How do you define creativity and apply it in your life and career?Creativity is the ability to create something novel by integrating your past experiences, your knowledge base, and your sense of self. My personal approach to creativity is multi-disciplinary; diving deep in many subjects that resonate with me helps me find a unique perspective to express myself.Where do you find your best creative inspiration or energy?
I find my best creative energy comes from a place of mindfulness and well-being, both mental and physical. Treating your body and your mind like a temple makes a world of difference.
What’s one piece of creative advice or a tip you wish you’d known as a young person?
The process is more important than the end goal. Take care of yourself along the way, and find the pleasure in your grind, whatever it is.
Who (living or dead) would you most enjoy hearing speak at CreativeMornings?
Dave Chappelle. Not many people walk away from $50 million dollars in order to retain their creative integrity and well-being.
What books made a difference in your life and why?
Mindset by Carol Dweck, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, The Daily Stoic + Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey
What practices, rituals or habits contribute to your creative work?
Optimal sleep, walking after every meal, daily meditation, and regular exercise. My life changed when I finally adopted these into my life.