As Seen On Shark Tank
KOREAN BBQ INSPIRED®
Chi’Lantro started in 2010 with a food truck and a vision to inspire the way people eat and think about Korean BBQ. Our goal is to be the leading Korean Tex-Mex brand in Texas!
As Seen On Shark Tank KOREAN BBQ INSPIRED® Chi’Lantro started in 2010 with a food truck and a vision to
inspire the way people eat and think about Korean BBQ.
Our goal is to become the leading Korean Tex-Mex brand in Texas!
Jae Kim, founder and CEO of Chi’Lantro, started a food truck business by maxing out his credit cards and taking out his total savings of $30,000 to pursue his dream of running a Korean Tex-Mex fusion food truck business in 2010. Jae Kim has been featured in Food and Wine, Cooking Channel, and Food Network with his creation, The Original Kimchi Fries. In 2017, Jae won a deal with Barbara Corcoran on ABC’s Shark Tank.
Chi’Lantro is Based in Austin, Texas is an award winning restaurant, and catering company with a passion for creating diverse, Korean BBQ Inspired® cuisine. The name “Chi’Lantro” is a combination of the words “kimchi” and “cilantro”.
World famous, The Original Kimchi Fries – hot French fries with homemade caramelized kimchi, Korean BBQ, topped with fresh herbs, sesame seeds and homemade sauce, is Chi’Lantro’s one of stapled items which are served more than 200,000 times a year.
OUR CORE VALUES / D.A.R.T
Dedication – We are passionate about our Core Focus and committed to providing the “Southern Hospitality” experience to our customers, team members, and our communities.
Authenticity – We believe in open, honest, and thoughtful communication where we can express our emotions freely and clearly to always improve our relationships with each other.
Resilience – We believe in building a strong culture that is founded on positivity, trust, and accountability.
Thankfulness – Each moment we breathe is a gift so we remember to celebrate both the big and small wins and have fun.
ChiLantro Cares began in 2020, during Covid-19, as a way for Chi’Lantro to provide free warm meals to healthcare workers, first responders, and those in need in the local community. Thanks to customer and community support, over 20,000 bowls have been donated.