Lady Chefs Rock the James Beard Awards!
So the James Beard Foundation Awards were last night and New York City cleaned up pretty well, with Best New Restaurant going to ABC Kitchen, Outstanding Pastry Chef awarded to Eleven Madison Park's Angela Pinkerton, Outstanding Restaurant Award also nabbed by Eleven Madison Park, and Outstanding Wine Service to Belinda Chang at the Modern. The Outstanding Service Award went to Per Se, and Best Chef: New York City to Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune. Hell yeah, ladies! Rock on! And for a full list of winners ...
Best New Restaurant ABC Kitchen, NYC, Chef/Owner: Jean-Georges Vongerichten; Owner: Phil Suarez
Outstanding Chef Award José Andrés, minibar, Washington, D.C.
Outstanding Pastry Chef Award Angela Pinkerton, Eleven Madison Park, NYC
Outstanding Restaurant Award Eleven Madison Park, NYC, Owner: Danny Meyer
Outstanding Restaurateur Award Richard Melman, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Chicago
Outstanding Service Award Per Se, NYC, Chef/Owner: Thomas Keller
Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional Award Julian P. Van Winkle III, Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, Louisville, KY
Outstanding Wine Service Award The Modern, NYC, Wine Director: Belinda Chang
Rising Star Chef of the Year Award Gabriel Rucker, Le Pigeon, Portland, OR
Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH) Alex Young, Zingerman's Roadhouse, Ann Arbor, MI
Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA) Michael Solomonov, Zahav, Philadelphia
Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI) Isaac Becker, 112 Eatery, Minneapolis
Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs) Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune
Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY STATE, RI, VT) Tony Maws, Craigie on Main, Cambridge, MA
Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY) Andy Ricker, Pok Pok, Portland, OR
Best Chef: Pacific (CA, HI) Michael Tusk, Quince, San Francisco
Best Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS) Stephen Stryjewski, Cochon, New Orleans
Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV) Andrea Reusing, Lantern, Chapel Hill, NC
Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, NV, OK, TX, UT) Saipin Chutima, Lotus of Siam, Las Vegas; Tyson Cole, Uchi, Austin, TX
2011 James Beard Foundation Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America Inductees
Jonathan Gold Writer, LA Weekly Los Angeles
Lee Jones Farmer/ Owner, Chef's Garden Huron, OH
Charles Phan Chef/Owner, The Slanted Door San Francisco
Frank Stitt Chef/Owner, Highlands Bar and Grill Birmingham, AL
Nick Valenti CEO, Patina Restaurant Group NYC 2011 James Beard Foundation America's Classics Awards Chef Vola's 111 South Albion Place, Atlantic City, NJ Owners: Louise Esposito, Michael Esposito, Michael Esposito Jr., Louis Esposito
Crook's Corner 610 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC Owner: Gene Hamer
Noriega Restaurant and Hotel 525 Sumner St., Bakersfield, CA Owners: Linda Elizalde McCoy and Rochelle Ladd
Le Veau d'Or 129 East 60th Street, NYC Owner: Robert Tréboux
Watts Tea Shop 761 N. Jefferson Street, Milwaukee President and CEO: Sam Watts
2011 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
2011 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year
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