ProfileAfter opening 26 restaurants over the last 25 years, James Beard award-winning restaurateur Kevin Boehm has become one of the nations most successful owner/operators. Kevin, along with his partner Rob Katz have not only built a thriving restaurant group, but have established a culture built on great chefs, inspired design, and enlightened hospitality. Boehm, along with Katz, won Restaurateur of the Year in TimeOut Chicago in 2010, the Chicago Tribune in 2011, and was Eater National’s Empire Builders of the Year in 2012. They have been James Beard Finalists for Best Restaurateur in America in 2016, 2017, & 2018 and New City Chicago ranked them #1 in 2017 in its annual list of the 50 most powerful influencers on the Chicago dining scene. In 2019, Boehm and Katz won the James Beard Award for ‘Outstanding Restaurateur.