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James Beard Award Winners: Full Checklist of Cooks and Eating places


For the primary time since 2019, the James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards ceremony is again in Chicago. Weeks after the James Beard Basis introduced the 12 months’s slate of chef and restaurant finalists, the outcomes are in, and cooks, restaurateurs, and different hospitality world insiders have gathered on the Lyric Opera of Chicago for the splashy, crimson carpet occasion, with chef Kwame Onwuachi as host. (There was even a basic behind-the-scenes chilly open, and Onwuachi delivered a gap monologue, full with a joke in regards to the Oscars slap.)

Following the pandemic-induced hiatus and a 2020 controversy that raised questions in regards to the integrity of the awards, the James Beard Basis has made a lot of adjustments, conducting an audit and subsequently diversifying the committees concerned with the judging course of. This 12 months, the awards classes are additionally completely different than in pre-pandemic years, with an eye fixed in the direction of larger inclusivity.

The Rising Star Chef of the Yr award is now known as Rising Chef. Edgar Rico, chef and co-owner of Austin’s Nixta Taqueria, took residence that award, which now not has any age restrictions. Chef Katie Button’s Asheville restaurant Cúrate received for Excellent Hospitality, the award that’s taken the place of Excellent Service and now acknowledges a restaurant that makes “efforts to offer a sustainable work tradition,” together with public-facing service. Plus, there’s no Excellent Wine, Spirits, or Beer Skilled award this 12 months.

The regional classes had been additionally shuffled in an effort to acknowledge extra cooks: California, New York, and Texas now every comprise their very own regional Finest Chef classes, leaving room for a wider geographical unfold of nominees within the West, Northeast, and Southwest classes. The award for California kicked off the regional classes, with Brandon Jew of Mister Jiu’s in San Francisco profitable the primary Finest Chef award of the night time. Later, Austin noticed one other win as Iliana de la Vega of El Naranjo accepted the Finest Chef award for Texas, and Chintan Pandya received Finest Chef: New York State (a class dominated fully by nominees from New York Metropolis) for Dhamaka.

The muse’s efforts to spotlight range have seemingly paid off within the main award classes too. Chai Pani, an Indian avenue meals restaurant in Asheville received Excellent Restaurant; Owamni, a Native American restaurant in Minneapolis led by chef Sean Sherman received Finest New Restaurant; and Excellent Chef went to Mashama Bailey of Savannah, Georgia’s The Gray, who mentioned to the group, “Thanks for supporting me, and thanks for betting on Black.”

Straight forward, discover out who’s received thus far, and be sure you verify again as awards are introduced all through the night.

Excellent Chef

Mashama Bailey, The Gray, Savannah, Georgia

Excellent Restaurant

Chai Pani, Asheville, North Carolina

Excellent Restaurateur

Chris Bianco, Tratto, Pane Bianco, and Pizzeria Bianco, Phoenix

Excellent Hospitality

Cúrate, Asheville, North Carolina

Finest New Restaurant

Owamni, Minneapolis

Rising Chef

Edgar Rico, Nixta Taqueria, Austin, Texas

Excellent Baker

Don Guerra, Barrio Bread, Tucson, Arizona

Excellent Pastry Chef

Warda Bouguettaya, Warda Pâtisserie, Detroit

Excellent Wine Program

The 4 Horsemen, New York

Excellent Bar Program

Julep, Houston

Finest Chef: California

Brandon Jew, Mister Jiu’s, San Francisco

Finest Chef: Southwest (AZ, NM, NV, OK)

Fernando Olea, Sazón, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Finest Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)

Dane Baldwin, The Diplomat, Milwaukee

Finest Chef: Mountain (CO, ID, MT, UT, WY)

Caroline Glover, Annette, Aurora, Colorado

Finest Chef: Northwest and Pacific (AK, HI, OR, WA)

Robynne Maii, Fête, Honolulu

Finest Chef: Texas

Iliana de la Vega, El Naranjo, Austin, Texas

Finest Chef: Mid-Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)

Cristina Martinez, South Philly Barbacoa, Philadelphia

Finest Chef: New York State

Chintan Pandya, Dhamaka, New York

Finest Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, PR)

Adam Evans, Automated Seafood and Oysters, Birmingham, Alabama

Finest Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)

Ricky Moore, SALTBOX Seafood Joint, Durham, North Carolina

Finest Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)

Nisachon Morgan, Saap, Randolph, Vermont

Finest Chef: Nice Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)

Erick Williams, Advantage Restaurant & Bar, Chicago


The next wins had been beforehand introduced:

America’s Classics
  • Casa Vega, Sherman Oaks, California
  • Corinne’s Place, Camden, New Jersey
  • Solly’s Grille, Milwaukee
  • Wo Hop, New York
  • The Busy Bee Cafe, Atlanta
  • Florence’s Restaurant, Oklahoma Metropolis
2022 James Beard Basis Lifetime Achievement Award

Martin Yan

2022 James Beard Humanitarian of the Yr

Grace Younger

2022 Management Awards
  • Monica Ramirez of Justice for Migrant Girls
  • Irene Li of Mei Mei Dumplings and Prepshift
  • Erika Allen of City Growers Collective
  • Mavis-Jay Sanders of Drive Change

The Media Awards passed off on June 11 — learn the complete winners record right here.

Disclosure: Some Vox Media workers members are a part of the voting physique for the James Beard Basis Awards.



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