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James Beard Chef and Restaurant 2014 Award Winners

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Mon, May 5, 2014 at 6:19 PM
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As you probably already know if you follow this sort of thing, the James Beard Foundation has been having its annual party in New York over the last few days, during which it's been announcing the results of the 2014 Beard awards. The book, broadcast and journalism awards were announced Friday. And tonight, the foundation has just announced the chef and restaurant awards.

Congrats go to Nancy Silverton for her win in the Outstanding Chef category. If you're one of the many Angelenos who has repeatedly lined up at Mozza - and before that, at Campanile and La Brea Bakery - in the years that Silverton has been in the kitchen, you'll know that the award is very, very well-deserved. 

The Best Chef of the West award goes to Daniel Patterson of Coi in San Francisco, who beat out L.A. chefs Michael Cimarusti and Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo in that category. And, though we knew this already, Sherry Yard was one of six inducted into the Beard Foundation's Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America. For the rest of the winners, turn the page.


2014 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards


Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)

Dave Beran, Next, Chicago


Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)

Vikram Sunderam, Rasika, Washington, D.C.


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

Justin Aprahamian, Sanford, Milwaukee


Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs)

April Bloomfield, The Spotted Pig


Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY STATE, RI, VT)

Jamie Bissonnette, Coppa, Boston


Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)

Naomi Pomeroy, Beast, Portland, OR


Best Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, PR)
(this was a tie between two chefs)

Ryan Prewitt, Pêche Seafood Grill, New Orleans

Sue Zemanick, Gautreau's, New Orleans


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

Ashley Christensen, Poole's Downtown Diner, Raleigh, NC


Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT)

Chris Shepherd, Underbelly, Houston


Best Chef: West (CA, HI, NV)

Daniel Patterson, Coi, San Francisco


Best New Restaurant

Pêche Seafood Grill, New Orleans


Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional

Garrett Oliver, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY


Outstanding Wine Program

The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN


Outstanding Bar Program

The Bar at the NoMad Hotel, NYC


Outstanding Service

The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, CA


Outstanding Pastry Chef

Dominique Ansel, Dominique Ansel Bakery, NYC


Outstanding Restaurateur

Barbara Lynch, Barbara Lynch Gruppo (No. 9 Park, Menton, B&G Oysters, and others), Boston


Rising Star Chef of the Year 
(this was a tie between two chefs)

Jimmy Bannos Jr., The Purple Pig, Chicago

Blaine Wetzel, The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, Lummi Island, WA


Outstanding Restaurant

The Slanted Door, San Francisco


Outstanding Chef

Nancy Silverton, Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles


2014 James Beard Foundation America's Classics

Hansen's Sno-Bliz, New Orleans
Owner: Ashley Hansen

Nick's Italian Café, McMinnville, OR
Owners: Nick Peirano, Carmen Peirano, and Eric Ferguson

Olneyville New York System, Providence, RI
Owners: Stephanie Stevens Turini and Greg Stevens

Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap, TX
Owners: Lisa and Tom Perini

Sokolowski's University Inn, Cleveland
Owners: Bernard Sokolowski, Mary Balbier, and Michael Sokolowski


2014 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurant Design Awards

75 Seats and Under 

Design Firm: Lawton Stanley Architects
Designers: Maria Contreras, Christopher Lawton, and Micah Stanley
Project: Grace, Chicago

76 Seats and Over 

Design Firm: Jensen Architects
Designers: Scott Davis, Mark Jensen, Lincoln Lighthill, Dean Orr, and Andy Pluess
Project: Shed, Healdsburg, CA


2014 James Beard Foundation Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America

Edward Behr
Food Writer
St. Johnsbury, VT

John Besh
Chef and Restaurateur
New Orleans

David Chang
Chef and Restaurateur
NYC

Barry Estabrook
Writer
Vergennes, VT

Paul Kahan
Chef and Restaurateur
Chicago

Sherry Yard
Pastry Chef and Author
Los Angeles


2014 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year


Matt Haley, Philanthropist and Restaurateur, Rehoboth Beach, DE


2014 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award


Sirio Maccioni, Le Cirque, NYC

See also: James Beard Book, Broadcast and Journalism 2014 Award Winners


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