Hwang Hye-seong was a professor and researcher of Korean royal court cuisine. After studying in Japan, she learned Korean royal court cuisine from the last kitchen court lady, Han Hui-sun. She was a professor at Sookmyung Women's University, Hanyang University and Myongji University, and she was the Dean of the School of Home Economics at Sungkyunkwan University. In 1986, she was registered as an Important Intangible Cultural Property No.38: the Second Artisan. She was also awarded an Order of Civil Merit in 1986, as well as an Order of Cultural Merit in 1990 for providing and modernizing Korean royal court cuisine. Hwang Hye-seong was registered as a Korean Royal Court Cuisine Possessor of Honor.