The KIMJANG Workshop

The KIMJANG Workshop

Venue: The KCC Gallery (101-150 Elgin Street, Ottawa)

Registration Links: (Registration opens on Monday, February 7 at 12:00pm, noon.)

Workshop 1: February 21, Monday, 18:00~20:00 (Registration closed)

Workshop 2: February 28, Monday, 18:00~20:00

Workshop 3: March 7, Monday, 18:00~20:00

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, each workshop will be limited to a maximum of 20 participants.

On the occasion of the KIMJANG: The Aesthetics of Sharing exhibition, the Korean Cultural Centre hosts a series of in-person workshops where participants can learn and experience Korea’s unique KIMJANG culture.

Traditionally, Koreans have made special kimchi every early winter as Kimchi would provide valuable access to vegetables that are hard to access during the long, harsh cold winter. They would do this together with families, friends, and neighbours to make a large quantity of kimchi, with each family adding their own unique ingredients like nuts, seafood, and fruits. Then, they would share it with their close acquaintances that made kimchi together and their communities who could not afford to make their own. Koreans call this unique spirit of sharing “Kimjang culture.” Acknowledging the socio-cultural value of Kimjang culture, UNESCO inscribed it to its list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2013. In this workshop, participants will make kimchi together using various ingredients and take home what they made for sharing with their families and friends. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Registration details are as follows. Each participant can register for only one workshop session.

Please note that participants will be requested to submit their COVID vaccine passport and photo ID to finalize registration.

Inquiry: The Korean Cultural Centre ( / 613-233-8008)