After twenty years of working in kitchens, Beverly Kim finally opened her own restaurant with her husband Johnny in the Avondale neighborhood of Chicago. They have been James Beard nominees for Best Chefs Great Lakes 2017 and 2018.
Parachute, which opened May 2014, has received one Michelin star for its third time this year. Also, it was named “Chicago’s Best New Restaurant 2015” by Chicago Tribune, and “Restaurant of the Year 2014” by Eater Chicago, and listed in Bon Appetite’s Hot Ten. Parachute was also a James Beard Award finalist for Best New Restaurant in 2015.
In 2011, her finalist standing on Top Chef Season 9 had further proven her abilities as a chef.