BOKA RESTAURANT GROUP
After opening 40 restaurants over the last 30 years, James Beard Foundation Award-winning restaurateur Kevin Boehm has established himself as one of the world’s foremost hospitality visionaries. Kevin, along with his partner Rob Katz, has a built a restaurant group based on great chefs, inspired design, and enlightened hospitality.
In 2002, Boehm partnered with Katz to form what in time became Boka Restaurant Group. Eventually, they would open 36 places in less than 20 years. The group’s many accolades and accomplishments include 18 James Beard Award nominations, two Food & Wine Best New Chefs, 13 consecutive Michelin Guide stars for Boka, and 6 BRG restaurants on Chicago Tribune’s Top 50 list. In 2019, Kevin and Rob won Outstanding Restaurateur in America at the James Beard Awards. In 2020 Boehm co-founded Bian, a private wellness club.
Kevin has had pieces published in Esquire, Plate, The Chicago Sun Times, and McSweeneys, and is a contributing writer for Fast Company. His first book, “The Bottomless Cup,” comes out on Abrams Press in 2025.