It's the Pulitzer Prize for any chefs, somms, bar managers, restaurateurs, and journalists in the food business. Chicago was the epicenter for all the food buzz with the James Beard Awards last night.
Check out the winners below!
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!
Restaurant and Chef Awards
Best Chef (Great Lakes): Curtis Duffy, Grace, Chicago
Best Chef (Mid-Atlantic) : Aaron Silverman, Rose’s Luxury, Washington D.C.
Best Chef (Midwest): Paul Berglund, The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis
Best Chef (New York City): Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto
Best Chef (Northeast): Zak Pelaccio, Fish & Game, Hudson, NY
Best Chef (Northwest): Renee Erickson, The Whale Wins, Seattle
Best Chef (South): Justin Devillier, La Petite Grocery, New Orleans
Best Chef (Southeast): Tandy Wilson, City House, Nashville
Best Chef (Southwest): Justin Yu, Oxheart, Houston
Best Chef (West): Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Animal, Los Angeles
Best New Restaurant: Shaya, New Orleans
Oustanding Baker: Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery + Café, Boston
Outstanding Bar Program: Maison Premiere, Brooklyn, NY
Outstanding Chef: Suzanne Goin, Lucques, Los Angeles
Outstanding Pastry Chef: Dahlia Narvaez, Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles
Outstanding Restaurant: Alinea, Chicago
Outstanding Service: Eleven Madison Park, NYC
Outstanding Wine Beer or Spirits: Ron Cooper, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Ranchos de Taos, NM
Outstanding Wine Program: Bern’s Steakhouse, Tampa, FL
Rising Star Chef of the Year: Daniela Soto-Innes, Cosme, NYC