Madison College News

Chef Bill Kim starts Fall 2017 Chef Series

Award-winning Chef Bill Kim will kick off the Fall 2017 Chef Series in the Truax Demonstration Kitchen Thursday, Oct. 19, from 6-8 p.m. Attendance is free for students and $25 for non-students. Register on Chef Series Eventbrite page.


Kim is a pioneer in the movement of fine dining casual concepts. In 2008, he opened Urbanbelly, a bustling, communal-seating restaurant featuring creative and soul-satisfying noodle, dumpling and rice dishes. Chef Kim opened BellyQ, a modern Asian barbecue concept on Chicago’s Randolph Street, in August of 2012.


After five successful years of operating Urbanbelly, Chef Kim expanded the menu and relocated the restaurant to reside alongside BellyQ in the West Loop. A second Urbanbelly opened in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood in early 2016.


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

Published September 20, 2017.