Anthony Jung

Chef Anthony Jung was born in Tongyeong, South Korea in 1975, the middle child of three. In 1976 Anthony and his family relocated to Chicopee, Massachusetts. Anthony's parents wanting to own a business bought the Aqua Vitae Restaurant in Hadley, MA in 1986; a well established Italian restaurant with a strong local clientele. Many of whom would consider, The Aqua Vitae as having the best pizza in the in the Pioneer Valley.

Upon graduating high school in 1994, Anthony attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; majoring in political science. Anthony's true path would lead him back to the kitchen and to Umass. In 2000 Anthony became part of the Umass culinary staff at Hampshire Dining Commons. Starting at the bottom and progressing to the position of Sous Chef. In 2006 Anthony became the Chef of the newly renovated Berkshire Dining Commons, a 12 station concept dining facility. Featuring traditional Asian stir-fry, brick oven pizza, grill, bakery, and pho-noodle station, just to name a few.

Anthony has the distinction of being a five ACF Gold Medalist and is the 2008 National NACUFS Culinary Challenge Champion.