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How Chef Beverly Kim went from Whole Foods to a Michelin-starred chef


Chef Beverly Kim dreams big. The James Beard winner is co-chef/owner with her husband Johnny Clark of two Chicago restaurants, the Michelin-starred Parachute and Wherewithall. She describes her cuisine as modern, creative Korean American cuisine. You might recognize her from her successes on Top Chef 2011, where she won the jewel in the crown Restaurant Wars challenge, as well as Last Chance Kitchen.

She is also a proud mom of three, and the founder of the non-profit The Abundance Setting, an organization committed to encouraging and supporting the advancement of women and working mothers in the culinary industry.

In this episode of MenuMasters Spotlight, Chef Beverly has a lot to share about her unusual journey, her family life, what work/life balance means for her and her husband, and how all of that has impacted who she is as a leader in the industry.

How did she go from working in the kitchen at Whole Foods to a Michelin-starred Chef? You’ll have to listen to this candid interview to find out!

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