This morning the James Beard finalists were announced and there were heaps of love sent in our direction. The James Beard Awards are considered by most in the hospitality industry to be the pinnacle of career achievement. Past winners include Tim McKee, Alex Roberts and Isaac Becker.
The award ceremony this year will be held in Chicago on Monday May 7.
The restaurants and chefs recognized are:
The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous KitchenThe Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen Sean Sherman and Beth Dooley for American Cookbook
Andrew in the Kitchen, Andrew Zimmern for Best Video Webcast, Fixed Location
Diane Yang , Spoon and Stable, Outstanding Pastry Chef
Best Chef Midwest
Gavin Kaysen, Spoon and Stable
Ann Kim, Young Joni
Find the full list of nominees here.