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The 2023 James Beard Awards took place Monday night in Chicago, offering chefs and restaurateurs across the country huge recognition.
About 1,500 people attended the event, which was hosted by chefs Eric Adjipong, Esther Choi, Andrew Zimmern, and Andrew Zimmern, the organization said. top chef Judge Gil Simmons.
The James Beard Foundation recently outlined a new paradigm Code of Ethics for candidates. The organization said candidates must not engage in “inhumane, exploitative or illegal” practices in the workplace; violent or abusive behaviour; sexism, racism and other forms of discrimination.”
These are the winners:
Rob Roba, Oyster Oyster, Washington, D.C
Friday Saturday Sunday – Philadelphia
Best new restaurant
Cannes – Portland, Ore.
Elaine Yen, High Street Hospitality Group (Fork, Kitchen + Bar, High Street, and others) – Philadelphia
Damar Brown, Virtue – Chicago
Yoli Tortilleria, Kansas City – MO.
A great pastry chef or baker
Margarita Manzke, Republic – Los Angeles
Quarry – Monson, Maine
Wine and other premium beverage program
Otto – Los Angeles
Leather Apron Bar – Honolulu
The best regional chefs
Best Chef: California
Justin Bechtrongsey, Anajak Thai – Sherman Oaks, CA.
Best Chef: Great Lakes (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio)
Tim Flores and Jenny Kwon, Kasama, Chicago
Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (Washington, D.C., Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia)
Chutatip “Nuke” Sontarananon, Calaya, Philadelphia
Best Chef: Midwest (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, New England, New Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
Itaru Nagano and Andrew Kreuger, Fairchild, Madison, Wisc.
Best Chef: Mountain (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming)
Chris Comory, Kane, Boise, Idaho
Best Chef: New York State
Junghyun Park, Atomix, New York, NY
Best Chef: The Northeast (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)
Sherry Bucknett, Sly Fox Den Two, Charlestown, RI
Best Chef: Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington)
Vince Nguyen, Pirlo, Portland, Ore.
Best Chef: The South (Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico)
Natalia Vallejo, Cocina al Fondo, San Juan, PR
Best Chef: Southeast (Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia)
Terry Koval, The Deer and the Dove, Decatur, Ga.
Best Chef: Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma)
Andrew Black, Gray Jacket, Oklahoma City
Best Chef: Texas
Benshawan Jabthong Painter, Street Kitchen, Houston
The Humanitarian of the Year award is presented to Olivia Watkins and Karen Washington, co-founders of the Black Farmers Fund, which was formed in 2017 to invest in Black farmers, land officials and business owners in the Northeast. They will receive a $20,000 grant.
The Lifetime Achievement Award has been given to Madhur Jaffrey, an actress, cookbook author, and chef. It was inducted into the James Beard Foundation Cookbook Hall of Fame in 2006.
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