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Nemanja's Bio


Nemanja Golubovic, founder and CEO of the vastly influential vegan restaurant
 “Kale My Name”, was born and raised in Montenegro. From the inception of his career, Nemanja worked in the hospitality field. Commencing his career as a host Nemanja began to grow his zeal for the hospitality industry. He then advanced through diverse stages in his career. As the multifaceted entrepreneur he is, Nemanja, found himself prevailing as a server, bartender, and floor manager. He perfected his craft in the food industry and was promoted to the general manager at one of Chicago’s most engaged establishments.

Graduating with an impressive degree in public relations in addition to speaking four languages Nemanja is an ambidextrous traveler. He lived in several diverse countries where he was educated on international cuisines; that he would later implement to his brand. Prior to him rooting his entrepreneurial foundation in 2015 in the United States.

Opening his establishment “Kale My Name” became an immense success. The popular restaurant chain acquired its notoriety as being “100% plant-based”. Inclusively thinking of his strategy he adopted his brand’s mantra “vegan for the animals, for our health, and the earth”. Kale My Name, Chicago, opened its doors, in April 2020. The establishment received a neighborly welcome during the opening weekend. The opening was an enormous success. The event ran through 500+ to-go bags the CEO originally purchased assuming it would remain for a minimum of three months. 

Acquiring a plethora of five-star ratings and reviews, “Kale My Name” has quickly converted into the top-rated vegan restaurant in North Chicago. Kale My Name, received its first nominations by Chicago Reader for “Best Vegan Restaurant in Chicago” and “Best Soup” in the city. VegOut Magazine nominated Kale My Name as the best vegan restaurant in the country. In addition, VegNews Magazine nominated them as the “Best Vegan Casual Restaurant in the United States”. In 2021, they won “Best Vegan Restaurant of Chicago’’ by the Chicago Reader. The ultimate objective for Golubovic is having Kale My Name nationally. Bringing diverse selections of delicious vegan cuisine to the world can change the way consumers view plant-based food; one meal at a time.
In January 2023, Golubović was cast as a judge and mentor on the reality TV competition show The Blox, hosted and produced by MTV star Weston Bergmann.The show premiered in January 2023. Currently, he is co-hosting The Joanne and Neman Show with social media star and bestselling author Joanne Lee Molinaro, which is available to watch on the Korean vegan Youtube channel.

Nemanja's Shows
The Joanne & Neman Show | Ep 1: Is it too late to find your dream job in your 40s??

The Joanne & Neman Show | Ep 1: Is it too late to find your dream job in your 40s??

Enjoy our first episode of the The Joanne & Neman Show, where Neman and I take a field trip to Kale My Name and meet with special guest, Emmy nominated actress, Tabitha Brown! We discuss finding success at 40 and get chills after learning about an inspiring dream Tabitha had. Let us know your burning questions for the next episode! 0:00 Intro 0:20 Planned Outfits 0:49 Meet Neman, Founder of Kale My Name 0:53 How Joanne and Neman Met 1:45 Going on a Field Trip to Kale My Name 2:46 Finding Your Career in Your 40s 3:07 Tabitha Brown Shares a Dream She Had 4:46 Tabitha Brown on Being Recognized 6:07 We Are Worthy of the Leap 6:25 It’s Never Too Late to Follow Your Dreams Want more of Neman? You can find him on Instagram: Personal Profile: @nekacgolubovic Business Profile: @kalemyname Joanne Lee Molinaro is a Korean American trial lawyer, New York Times best-selling author, James Beard Award-winner, and host of the Are You Ready podcast. With nearly 5 million fans spread across her social media platforms, Joanne has appeared on The Food Network, CBS Saturday Morning, ABC's Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Today Show, PBS, and The Rich Roll Podcast. She's been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, NPR, and CNN; and her debut cookbook was selected as one of “The Best Cookbooks of 2021” by The New York Times and The New Yorker among others. Helpful Resources: Website: The Korean Vegan Cookbook: The Korean Vegan Meal Planner: The Korean Vegan Podcast: Linktree: Find me on Social: Instagram: TikTok: Twitter: Facebook: Videography by Stephen Guetti Films: Social : @guettifilms YouTube: Stephen Guetti (
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