It’s always exciting for chefs, restaurateurs and food lovers when the James Beard Foundation Award semifinalists are released. This year’s crop includes two alums of Kendall College of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management at National Louis University among the Chicago-area nominees.
- The foundation named Kendall Alum Beverly Kim of Parachute as a semifinalist in the Best Chef: Great Lakes category.
- In the Best New Restaurant category, the foundation named alum Jennifer Kim‘s Passerotto as a semifinalist.
See the complete national list of semifinalists here.