Winners of the James Beard Foundation’s Restaurant and Chef Awards


Last night, the James Beard Foundation’s winner’s list was completed–the media awards were over the weekend and listed here yesterday. In addition to major excitement over the first ever Outstanding Bar Program award other highlights included a tie for Best Chef Southeast (a hot dining destination region this year) between the formerly uni-browed Top Chef Masters contestant Hugh Acheson and Restaurant Eugene’s Linton Hopkins. Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern took home the home turf gold. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)
Bruce Sherman
North Pond Chicago

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

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

Tory Miller
L’Etoile Madison, WI

Best Chef: New York City

(Five Boroughs)
Michael Anthony
Gramercy Tavern

Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY State, RI, VT)
Tim Cushman
O Ya Boston

Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)
Matt Dillon
Sitka & Spruce Seattle

Best Chef: Pacific (CA, HI)
Matt Molina
Osteria Mozza Los Angeles

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

Chris Hastings
Hot and Hot Fish Club Birmingham, AL

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

Hugh Acheson
Five and Ten Athens, GA

Linton Hopkins
Restaurant Eugene Atlanta

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

Paul Qui
Uchiko Austin, TX

Best New Restaurant

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional
Paul Grieco
Terroir NYC

Outstanding Wine Program
No. 9 Park

Outstanding Bar Program

Outstanding Service
La Grenouille

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Mindy Segal
Mindy’s Hot Chocolate Chicago

Outstanding Restaurateur
Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas Restaurants Seattle

Rising Star Chef of the Year
Christina Tosi
Momofuku Milk Bar NYC

Outstanding Restaurant
San Francisco

Outstanding Chef
Daniel Humm
Eleven Madison Park NYC