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Award-Winning Chef and Founder of BellyQ, Belly Shack & Urban Belly

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Award-winning Chef Bill Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and immigrated to the United States at age 7. His first formal kitchen duty – roasting sesame seeds and grinding them using a mortar and pestle for his mother’s kimchi recipe – sparked his interest in pursuing a culinary career.

Chef Kim’s expansive culinary background spans a wide range of varied cuisines. After studying classic French cooking at Kendall College, Chef Kim pursued opportunities to work alongside industry greats including Pierre Pollin at le Titi de Paris in Arlington Heights, IL and Jean Banchet at Ciboulette in Atlanta. From there, Chef Kim served as sous chef at notable kitchens throughout the country including the renowned four-star Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago, Bouley Bakery in New York and Susanna Foo in Philadelphia. After several years on the East Coast, he was drawn back to Chicago to serve as chef de cuisine at Charlie Trotter’s before taking the helm of French-Asian Le Lan.

Chef Kim is widely considered to be a pioneer in the movement of fine dining chefs introducing casual concepts. In 2008, he opened urbanbelly, a bustling communal-seating restaurant featuring creative and soul-satisfying noodle, dumpling and rice dishes. One year later, Chef Kim paid tribute to his Korean heritage and his wife’s Puerto Rican background by opening Belly Shack, a confluence of Asian and Latin flavors in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. In August 2012, Chef Kim opened bellyQ, a modern Asian barbecue concept on Chicago’s thriving Randolph Street. After five successful years operating urbanbelly in Avondale, Chef Kim expanded the menu and relocated the restaurant to reside alongside bellyQ in the West Loop.

Kim's first cookbook, Korean BBQ: How to Master Your Grill in 7 Sauces will be released in April 2018 by Ten Speed Press.

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Bill Kim

Award-Winning Chef and Founder of BellyQ, Belly Shack & Urban Belly

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Bill Kim Biography

Award-winning Chef Bill Kim was born in Seoul, Korea and immigrated to the United States at age 7. His first formal kitchen duty – roasting sesame seeds and grinding them using a mortar and pestle for his mother’s kimchi recipe – sparked his interest in pursuing a culinary career.

Chef Kim’s expansive culinary background spans a wide range of varied cuisines. After studying classic French cooking at Kendall College, Chef Kim pursued opportunities to work alongside industry greats including Pierre Pollin at le Titi de Paris in Arlington Heights, IL and Jean Banchet at Ciboulette in Atlanta. From there, Chef Kim served as sous chef at notable kitchens throughout the country including the renowned four-star Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago, Bouley Bakery in New York and Susanna Foo in Philadelphia. After several years on the East Coast, he was drawn back to Chicago to serve as chef de cuisine at Charlie Trotter’s before taking the helm of French-Asian Le Lan.

Chef Kim is widely considered to be a pioneer in the movement of fine dining chefs introducing casual concepts. In 2008, he opened urbanbelly, a bustling communal-seating restaurant featuring creative and soul-satisfying noodle, dumpling and rice dishes. One year later, Chef Kim paid tribute to his Korean heritage and his wife’s Puerto Rican background by opening Belly Shack, a confluence of Asian and Latin flavors in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. In August 2012, Chef Kim opened bellyQ, a modern Asian barbecue concept on Chicago’s thriving Randolph Street. After five successful years operating urbanbelly in Avondale, Chef Kim expanded the menu and relocated the restaurant to reside alongside bellyQ in the West Loop.

Kim's first cookbook, Korean BBQ: How to Master Your Grill in 7 Sauces will be released in April 2018 by Ten Speed Press.

Bill Kim Videos

  • Bill Kim & Chandra Ram: "Korean BBQ: Master Your Grill in Seven Sauces"
  • Chef Bill Kim Meets Artist Joseph Decker - YouTube
  • Chef Bill Kim on Leaving Your Mark on the World - YouTube

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  • How to book Bill Kim?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bill Kim for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bill Kim, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bill Kim or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bill Kim?

    Booking fees for Bill Kim, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bill Kim, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bill Kim?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bill Kim for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bill Kim for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bill Kim or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bill Kim or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bill Kim is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bill Kim for your event is available upon request. Bill Kim generally travels from Chicago, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kwame Onwuachi, Beverly Kim, Russell Jackson, Matthew Rudofker and Chevalo Wilsondebriano. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bill Kim for an upcoming event.

Bill Kim Speaker Videos

  • Bill Kim & Chandra Ram: "Korean BBQ: Master Your Grill in Seven Sauces"
    Chef Bill Kim Meets Artist Joseph Decker - YouTube
  • Chef Bill Kim on Leaving Your Mark on the World - YouTube

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