Until the pandemic hit, Patrice Cunningham had been the chef at Gogi Yogi, DC’s first tabletop Korean barbecue spot. Now, post-layoff, she’s doing her own thing—delivering weekly meal kits, many of which draw from her restaurant experience and childhood spent cooking with her Korean mom.
This week, she’s doing a kit devoted to KBQ ($75 for two, which includes free delivery within DC and select Maryland and Virginia locations). On the menu: bulgogi with all the fixins (lettuce wraps, rice, ssamjang sauce), Cunningham’s homemade kimchee, a bean-sprout soup, and spicy cucumbers. She’s putting 10 percent of the proceeds towards care packages for folks in need.
The kits come with measured and prepped ingredients, plus a YouTube tutorial walking you through each recipe. Last week, I gave her branzino simmered with gochugaru, peppers, and scallions a try. It was sided with buttery, cheesy mushroom risotto, but the fish, and its punchy broth, were the standouts.
The price of the meal kits changes each week; email email@example.com or DM her on Instagram to order for delivery tomorrow through Sunday.