Our Team

Our award-winning team offers a hospitality-forward approach showcasing unparalleled culinary expertise, exceptional service, and an unwavering dedication to creating a memorable experience.

Simon Kim


Seoul-born restaurateur Simon Kim fulfilled his lifelong dream of opening a game-changing Korean restaurant with the arrival of COTE in Flatiron, NYC in June 2017. Under his leadership, COTE’s unprecedented marriage of Korean barbecue and classic American steakhouse elements has earned it numerous accolades, and the distinction of being not only New York City’s first Korean steakhouse but also the world’s only Michelin-starred Korean tabletop grill restaurant.

Executive Team

Alex Munoz-Suarez

Chief Operating Officer

Amy Zhou

Executive Director of Operations

David Shim

Executive Director of COTE Culinary Operations

Heather Carlson

VP of Financial Operations

Jacqueline Hensel

VP of Marketing & Communications

Jinae Hong

Corporate Chef

Kent Krekorian

Chief Financial Officer

Maria Owens

Chief of Staff

Mia Van De Water

Director of Education

Mikayla Walzog

Head of Global Events

Olivia Weidner

Head of Global Reservations

Sondre Kasin

Principal Bartender

Victoria James

Executive Director of Beverage

Wesley Sohn

Executive Director of Hospitality

The New York Team

Deegan McClung

Chef De Cuisine

Hanna Kyle

Wine Manager

Luis Tlamani

Sous Chef

Victorino Estrada

Sous Chef

The Miami Team

Christina Carrera

Assistant General Manager

Jeffrey Beauchamp

Sous Chef

Joey Fetter

Wine Manager

Kyle Banks


Moritz Esser

Chef De Cuisine

Yusuf Hanlioglu

General Manager

The Singapore Team

Jinwon Seo
Chef De Cuisine
Paew Ford
General Manager
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