Episode 21

Chefs Tim Flores and Genie Kwon: the world’s first Filipino restaurant to receive a Michelin star (S9/Ep.21)

Published on: 6th December, 2023

Tim Flores and Genie Kwon are the husband/wife duo behind Kasama; a bakery and modern Filipino restaurant in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood of Chicago. In one year they racked up three of the world’s biggest accolades including Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef,” James Beard Award Best Chef: Great Lakes, and a Michelin star… not to mention the Robb Report’s list of “50 Most Powerful People in American Fine Dining.” You may also recognize their restaurant from being mentioned several times in the hit Hulu series, “The Bear.”

Tim and Genie are supportive of a number of philanthropic organizations including Pilot Light, an organization that supports students by bridging the lessons they learn in their classrooms to the foods on their lunch trays, at home, and in their communities. They also support No Kid Hungry, an organization working to end child hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need every day to thrive. Enjoy this episode as we go Beyond the Plate… with Chefs Tim Flores and Genie Kwon.

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Beyond the Plate
Social Impact in the Culinary World
Join Andrew “Kappy” Kaplan as he sits down in-person with the world’s culinary elite to explore their journey into the food industry and the social impact they have made in their community. Every episode will share inspiring stories of what it means to be in today’s hospitality industry.

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