Colicchio, Boulud, White, Humm Big Winners in Last Night's Beard Awards

Pomp, circumstance, product placement, and varying levels of inebriation all converged at Avery Fisher Hall last night for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. Many white men were awarded large gold pendants that dangled from green sashes. It was a particularly good night for New York, with our chefs sweeping many of the major categories. Marea picked up the Best New Restaurant award, while Daniel won Most Outstanding Restaurant, Keith McNally snagged Most Outstanding Restaurateur, and Tom Colicchio took home Most Outstanding Chef. Daniel Humm also scored a major victory with his Best Chef NYC award. A full list of award winners and nominees follows after the jump; stay tuned for photos from the press room and gala.

Winners are in bold.


Bibou Philadelphia Chefs/Owners: Pierre and Charlotte Calmels

Flour + Water San Francisco Chef/Partner: Thomas McNaughton Partners: David White and David Steele

Frances San Francisco Chef/Owner: Melissa Perello

Locanda Verde NYC Chef/Owner: Andrew Carmellini Partners: Ken Friedman and Josh Pickard

Marea NYC Chef/Partner: Michael White Partner: Chris Cannon RN74 San Francisco Chef: Jason Berthold Owners: Michael Mina, Millennium Partners, and Rajat Parr


José Andrés Minibar Washington, D.C.

Tom Colicchio Craft NYC

Gary Danko Restaurant Gary Danko San Francisco

Suzanne Goin Lucques Los Angeles

Charles Phan The Slanted Door San Francisco


Amanda Cook CityZen at Mandarin Oriental Washington, D.C.

Michelle Gayer Salty Tart Bakery Minneapolis

Kamel Guechida Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

Nicole Plue Redd Yountville, CA

Mindy Segal Mindy's HotChocolate Chicago OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT AWARD

Babbo NYC Chef/Owner: Mario Batali Owner: Joseph Bastianich

Boulevard San Francisco Chef/Owner: Nancy Oakes Owner: Pat Kuleto

Daniel NYC Chef/Owner: Daniel Boulud Owner: Joel Smilow

Highlands Bar & Grill Birmingham, AL Chef/Owner: Frank Stitt Owner: Pardis Stitt

Spiaggia Chicago Chef/Partner: Tony Mantuano


Tom Douglas Dahlia Bakery, Dahlia Lounge, Etta's, Lola, Palace Kitchen, Serious Pie Seattle

Pat Kuleto Boulevard, Epic, Farallon, Jardinière, Martini House, Nick's Cove & Cottages, and Waterbar San Francisco

Keith McNally Balthazar, Lucky Strike, Minetta Tavern, Morandi, Pastis, Pravda, and Schiller's Liquor Bar NYC

Richard Melman Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises Chicago

Stephen Starr Starr Restaurant Organization Philadelphia


Alinea Chicago Chef/Owner: Grant Achatz

Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Chef/Owner: Joël Robuchon

La Grenouille NYC Owners: Charles Masson and Gisèle Masson

Michael Mina San Francisco Chef/Owner: Michael Mina

Vetri Philadelphia Chefs/Owners: Marc Vetri and Jeff Benjamin


Merry Edwards Merry Edwards Wines Sebastopol, CA

Paul Grieco Hearth and Terroir NYC

Garrett Oliver The Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn, NY John Shafer and Doug Shafer Shafer Vineyards Napa, CA

Julian P. Van Winkle, III Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Louisville, KY


A16 San Francisco Wine Director: Shelley Lindgren

Blackberry Farm Walland, TN Wine Director: Andy Chabot

Frasca Food and Wine Boulder, CO Wine Director: Bobby Stuckey

Jean Georges NYC Wine Director: Bernard Sun Restaurant Gary Danko San Francisco Wine Director: Jeff Anderson


Timothy Hollingsworth The French Laundry Yountville, CA Johnny Monis Komi Washington, D.C.

Grégory Pugin Veritas NYC

Gabriel Rucker Le Pigeon Portland, OR

Sue Zemanick Gautreau's New Orleans


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

Michael Carlson Schwa Chicago

Koren Grieveson Avec Chicago

Arun Sampanthavivat Arun's Chicago

Bruce Sherman North Pond Chicago

Alex Young Zingerman's Roadhouse Ann Arbor, MI

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

Cathal Armstrong Restaurant Eve Alexandria, VA Jeff Michaud Osteria Philadelphia

Peter Pastan Obelisk Washington, D.C.

Michael Solomonov Zahav Philadelphia

Bryan Voltaggio Volt Frederick, MD Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)

Isaac Becker 112 Eatery Minneapolis

Gerard Craft Niche St. Louis

Colby Garrelts Bluestem Kansas City, MO

Alexander Roberts Restaurant Alma Minneapolis

Lenny Russo Heartland St. Paul, MN

Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs)

Michael Anthony Gramercy Tavern

Wylie Dufresne WD-50

Gabrielle Hamilton Prune

Daniel Humm Eleven Madison Park

Michael White Marea

Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY STATE, RI, VT) Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier Arrows Ogunquit, ME

Peter X. Kelly Xaviar's at Piermont Piermont, NY

Michael Leviton Lumière West Newton, MA

Tony Maws Craigie on Main Cambridge, MA

Marc Orfaly Pigalle Boston Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)

Naomi Pomeroy Beast Portland, OR

Andy Ricker Pok Pok Portland, OR

Ethan Stowell Union Seattle

Cathy Whims Nostrana Portland, OR Jason Wilson Crush Seattle

Best Chef: Pacific (CA, HI)

Michael Cimarusti Providence Los Angeles

Jeremy Fox Ubuntu Napa, CA

David Kinch Manresa Los Gatos, CA

Matt Molina Osteria Mozza Los Angeles

Michael Tusk Quince San Francisco

Best Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS)

Zach Bell Café Boulud at the Brazilian Court Palm Beach, FL

Scott Boswell Stella! New Orleans

John Harris Lilette New Orleans

Christopher Hastings Hot and Hot Fish Club Birmingham, AL

Michael Schwartz Michael's Genuine Food & Drink Miami

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

Hugh Acheson Five and Ten Athens, GA

Sean Brock McCrady's Charleston, SC Linton Hopkins Restaurant Eugene Atlanta

Andrea Reusing Lantern Chapel Hill, NC

Bill Smith Crook's Corner Chapel Hill, NC Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, NV, OK, TX, UT)

Bryan Caswell Reef Houston

Saipin Chutima Lotus of Siam Las Vegas

Ryan Hardy Montagna at the Little Nell Aspen, CO

Claude Le Tohic Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

Rick Moonen RM Seafood at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Las Vegas

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