Kim grew up on Bowen Island with a passion for cooking. After completing two years of college, she began to work in the hospitality industry. During the following five years Kim excelled as a leader on the management team of a well regarded Vancouver restaurant group, known for their high-energy environments. Coming back to Bowen Island in 2002, Kim was thrilled at the opportunity to work at the Orchard as a cook starting in 2003. In this role she was able to combine her love and knowledge of food and nutrition, with her commitment and belief in the 12 step program. After working under two accomplished Chefs, Kim took on the management of the Orchard kitchen in 2005, which has been consistently getting rave reviews since then.