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James Beard Award Finalists Includes a Few Twin Cities Talents

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Today, the food world’s highest honors announced the nominees

A close up of the James Beard Award.
Will any of our local talent bring home the medal?
Eater file photo/James Beard Foundation

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

Steven Brown, Tilia

Gavin Kaysen, Spoon and Stable

Ann Kim, Young Joni

Find the full list of nominees here.

Young Joni

165 13th Avenue Northeast, , MN 55413 (612) 345-5719 Visit Website

Spoon and Stable

211 North 1st Street, , MN 55401 (612) 224-9850 Visit Website


2726 West 43rd Street, , MN 55410 (612) 354-2806 Visit Website