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Catch Beverly Kim at Kendall College; Tony Potempa Out at The Boarding House

GOOSE ISLANDTop Chef alum Beverly Kim is a guest instructor at Kendall College until March 18. She has also devised an Asian-inspired dinner menu at their student-led restaurant The Dining Room and will be in the kitchen every night. [EaterWire]

RIVER NORTHTony Potempa, who has been at Alpana Singh's The Boarding House since the beginning, is out as general manager and bar chef. There are no plans to hire a replacement at this time. [312DD]

RIVER NORTHSushiSamba Rio announced their Carnaval celebration, taking place on February 12. They'll mimic the annual Rio de Janeiro festival with dancers, special menus and cocktails, and a live feed from Brazil. [EaterWire]

NOBLE SQUAREGraze, the local literary art anti-food magazine, is holding a chocolate competition with both professional (including Pleasant House Bakery, Glazed and Infused, and Green Zebra) and home chefs on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. at Defibrillator Gallery at 1136 N. Milwaukee. A $10 ticket includes a valentine-making booth and a "culinary confessions station." [EaterWire]

Green Zebra

1460 W Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622 312 243 7100

Pleasant House Bakery

964 W 31st Street, Chicago, IL 60608 773 523 7437 Visit Website

The Boarding House

720 North Wells Street, , IL 60654 (312) 280-0720 Visit Website

Kendall College

900 N. North Branch St., Chicago, IL