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James Beard Foundation: The 2016 Restaurant and Chef Awards

ames Beard AwardThe James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced the recipients in the categories of Restaurant and Chef for James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards season 2016. Coinciding with the Foundation’s 30th anniversary, The 2016 James Beard Awards Gala took place at Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 2,2016 hosted by Carla Hall.
The 2016 James Beard Awards honored the country’s top culinary talent and celebrated the role of cuisine in television. Sonoma winemaker Gina Gallo was inducted into Beard’s Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America.
The complete list of winners is given below :

The 2016 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurant Design Awards

2016 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards

The 2016 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards
Category Winner
Best Chef: Great Lakes Curtis Duffy, Grace, Chicago
Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic Aaron Silverman, Rose’s Luxury, Washington D.C.
Best Chef: Midwest Paul Berglund, The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis
Best Chef: New York City Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto
Best Chef: Northeast Zak Pelaccio, Fish & Game, Hudson, NY
Best Chef: Northwest Renee Erickson, The Whale Wins, Seattle
Best Chef: South Justin Devillier, La Petite Grocery, New Orleans
Best Chef: Southeast Tandy Wilson, City House, Nashville
Best Chef: Southwest Justin Yu, Oxheart, Houston
Best Chef: West Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Animal, Los Angeles
Best New Restaurant Shaya, New Orleans
Outstanding Baker Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery + Café, Boston
Outstanding Bar Program Maison Premiere, Brooklyn, NY
Outstanding Chef Suzanne Goin, Lucques, Los Angeles
Outstanding Pastry Chef Dahlia Narvaez, Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles
Outstanding Restaurant Alinea, Chicago
Outstanding Restaurateur Ken Friedman, The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, Tosca Café, NYC
Outstanding Service Eleven Madison Park, NYC
Outstanding Wine Beer or Spirits Ron Cooper, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Ranchos de Taos, NM
Outstanding Wine Program Bern’s Steakhouse, Tampa, FL
Rising Star Chef of the Year Daniela Soto-Innes, Cosme, NYC
The 2016 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurant Design Awards
75 Seats and Under (TIE) Firm: Demian Repucci Design; Designer: Demian Repucci; Project: Bruno, NYC
Firm: Renzo Piano Building Workshop; Designers: Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Collaboration with Cooper Robertson and Bentel & Bentel; Project: Untitled, NYC
76 Seats and Over Firm: Land and Sea Dept. ; Designers: Mode Carpentry, Land and Sea Dept. (Robert McAdams, Jon Martin, Peter Toalson, and Cody Hudson); Project: Cherry Circle Room, Chicago
Design Icon The Four Seasons Restaurant (NYC)
Award for America’s Classics Rancho de Chimayó Restaurante (Florence Jaramillo)
Award for America’s Classics Brooks’ House of BBQ(Beth Brooks, Ryan Brooks)
Award for America’s Classics Al Ameer Restaurant(Khalil Ammar, Zaki Hashem)
Award for America’s Classics Matt’s Place Drive-In (Brad Cockhill, Robin Cockhill)
Award for America’s Classics Bully’s Restaurant(Tyrone Bully, Greta Brown Bully)
Award for Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America Temple Grandin
Award for Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America Ed Levine
Award for Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America Gina Gallo
Award for Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America Marcus Samuelsson
Award for Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America Jim Lahey
The 2016 JBF Humanitarian of the Year Father Greg Boyle – Homeboy Industries(Los Angeles)
The 2016 JBF Lifetime Achievement Award Leah Chase – Dooky Chase’s Restaurant (New Orleans)

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