Update: Jung Hye Young And Jin Se Yeon Join Jung Il Woo And More In New Cooking Variety Show
Updated October 10 KST:
Jin Se Yeon and Jung Hye Young are joining the cast of “New Item Release, Convenience Store Restaurant” (literal title), which premieres later this month! They’ll be showing their cooking skills and everyday selves through the show.
Jin Se Yeon is an actress who has starred in dramas including “The Item,” “Grand Prince,” “Doctor Stranger,” and more. Jung Hye Young has starred in dramas including “The Crowned Clown,” “Goodbye to Goodbye,” and more.
Jung Il Woo will be showing off his cooking skills in an upcoming variety show!
On October 7, it was reported that the actor would be joining the new KBS 2TV variety show “New Item Release, Convenience Store Restaurant” (literal title) as a fixed cast member, and the news was confirmed by his agency.
“Convenience Store Restaurant” will follow six celebrities who know their food as they share dishes that they’ve created. There will be a judging panel and the dish that wins will be released in convenience stores around the country the day after the broadcast.
The show hopes to set itself apart from previous convenience store-themed shows by creating completely new menus, rather than showing combinations people can create with pre-existing products. Sales from the released products will be donated to help children suffering from malnutrition, and the show has been garnering interest as it will be the first time that variety show veterans Lee Kyung Kyu and Lee Young Ja appear on a show together.
This will be the first time that Jung Il Woo has made the decision to appear as a fixed cast member on a variety show. The actor is known to be an excellent chef and food connoisseur, seeking out hidden eats, and he has participated in many charitable projects throughout his career. He stated, “I like to cook, and one of my greatest joys is cooking a delicious meal for my family and friends. I’m happy to be able to do something good through this program. I think I’ll be able to show viewers a comfortable and honest side of me. Please look upon me favorably.”
“Convenience Store Restaurant” will premiere on October 25 at 9:45 p.m. KST.