The James Beard Awards are often referred to as the Oscars of the food industry. During these awards, chefs, restaurateurs, and other food professionals from all over the country are recognized for their contributions to the community. Among the many awards presented during the ceremony, two of the most anticipated are Outstanding Chef, and Outstanding Restaurant.
This year the nominees for Outstanding Chef were:
David Chang of Momofuku in New York, NY
Gary Danko of Restaurant Gary Danko in San Francisco, CA
Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park in New York, NY
Paul Kahan of Blackbird in Chicago, IL
Donald Link of Herbsaint in New Orleans, LA
Nancy Silverton of Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles, CA
The nominees for Outstanding Restaurant were:
Balthazar in New York, NY
Blue Hill in New York, NY
Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham, AL
Vetri in Philadelphia, PA
Boulevard in San Francisco, CA
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