Thanks to AFN (American Forces Network), Daegu has become known as the capital of Chimek.
On the 5th of this month, AFN filmed a cooking class hosted by the local chicken brand “Chimek King” at their R&D center in Suseong-dong. The special will air at the end of the month for US servicemen and women worldwide. 6 people including service members from Camp Henry and Camp Walker participated in the making of wingbong chicken and chicken mayo.
Johnny Jackson, a reporter for AFN who covered the class, said, “The reactions from the participants were surprisingly enthusiastic.” The idea for the event came from the CEO of Chimek King: Yoon Min-hwan. Yoon’s company was the first in Daegu to host a Chimek experience program for US military members.
Yoon said, “I feel proud because this opportunity has given Daegu’s chicken a proper introduction. Chicken cooking classes for the US military in the month of July have closed. Through this program, I hope to contribute to the resurgence of the local economy and further promote Daegu as the city of Chimek.”