And the Nominees Are... Announcing the James Beard Awards Chef Finalists |

And the Nominees Are... Announcing the James Beard Awards Chef Finalists

America’s Classics Award winners
The Fry Bread House
Nora’s Fish Creek Inn
St. Elmo Steak House
Jones Bar-B-Q Diner
Shady Glen

The 2012 Who’s Who Inductees
Grant Achatz
Mark Bittman
Dana Cowin
Emily Luchetti
Marvin Shanken

Lifetime Achievement Award winner
Wolfgang Puck

Humanitarian of the Year
Charlie Trotter

Outstanding Restaurant Graphics
The Americano at Hôtel Americano (NYC)
The Dutch (NYC)
Farmshop (Santa Monica)

Outstanding Restaurant Design
DBGB Kitchen and Bar (NYC)
Le Bernardin (NYC)
Romera (NYC)

Outstanding Beer, Wine, or Spirits Prof
Sam Calagione
Merry Edwards
Paul Grieco
Garrett Oliver
Neal Rosenthal

Outstanding Wine Program
A16, San Francisco
The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN
Frasca, Boulder, CO
Emeril’s, New Orleans
No. 9 Park, Boston

Outstanding Bar Program
The Aviary, Chicago
Bar Agricole, San Francisco
Pegu Club, NYC
The Violet Hour, Chicago

Best Chef: Southwest
Bruce Auden, Biga on the Banks, San Antonio
Kevin Binkley, Binkley’s Restaurant, Cave Creek, AZ
Bruno Davaillon, Mansion Restaurant at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas
Jennifer Jasinski, Rioja, Denver
Hugo Ortega, Hugo’s, Houston
Paul Qui, Uchiko, Austin, TX

Best Chef: Pacific
Michael Chiarello
Chris Cosentino
Christopher Kostow
Matt Molina
Daniel Patterson

Best Chef: Northwest
Matt Dillon
Jason Franey
Christopher Israel
Naomi Pomeroy
Cathy Whims

Best Chef: Midwest
Justin Aprahamian
Gerard Craft
Colby Garrelts
Tory Miller
Lenny Russo

Best Chef: Great Lakes
Michael Carlson
Stephanie Izard
Anne Kearney
Bruce Sherman
Andrew Zimmerman

Best Chef: South
Justin Devillier
John Harris
Chris Hastings
Tory McPhail
Alon Shaya

Best Chef: Southeast
Hugh Acheson
Craig Deihl
Linton Hopkins
Edward Lee
Joseph Lenn

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
Cathal Armstrong
Johnny Monis. Peter Pastan
Maricel Presilla
Vikram Sunderam

Best Chef: Northeast
Jamie Bissonnette
Tim Cushman
Gerry Hayden
Matt and Kate Jennings
Eric Warnstedt

Best Chef: NYC
Michael Anthony
April Bloomfield
Wylie Dufresne
Mark Ladner
Michael White

Rising Star Chef of the Year
Dave Beran
Daniel Bowien
Thomas McNaughton
Christina Tosi
Sue Zemanick

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Joanne Chang
Melissa Chou
Hedy Goldsmith
Dahlia Narvaez
Ghaya Oliveira
Mindy Segal

Best New Restaurant

Outstanding Service
La Grenouille
Michael Mina

Outstanding Restaurateur
Bruce Bromberg and Eric Bromberg
Tom Douglas
Piero Selvaggio
Caroline Styne
Phil Suarez

Outstanding Restaurant
Blue Hill
Highlands Bar and Grill

Outstanding Chef
David Chang
Gary Danko
Daniel Humm
Paul Kahan
Donald Link
Nancy Silverton


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