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2014 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Award Winners

2014 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Award Winners

2014 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Award Winners The winners of the 2014 James Beard Foundation restaurant and chef awards were announced on Monday. Nancy Silverton, chef of Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles (pictured above), took home the top honors as the nation’s most outstanding chef while Cronut creator Dominique Ansel was named the nation’s top pastry chef. A Pursuitist favorite, Jimmy Bannos Jr. of Chicago’s The Purple Pig (pictured left) was a co-winner in the rising star chef category, who shared the award with Blaine Wetzel of The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, Washington.

Dubbed the “Oscars of the food world,” here’s the complete list of the 2014 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Award Winners:


* Outstanding Chef
Nancy Silverton of Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles

* Outstanding Restaurant
The Slanted Door in San Francisco

* Rising star Chef of the Year
Jimmy Bannos Jr. of The Purple Pig in Chicago
Blaine Wetzel of The Willows Inn on Lummi Island in Lummi Island, Washington

* Outstanding Restaurateur
Barbara Lynch of Barbara Lynch Gruppo (No. 9 Park, Menton, B&G Oysters, and others) in Boston

* Best New Restaurant
Peche Seafood Grill in New Orleans

* Outstanding Pastry Chef
Dominique Ansel of Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City

* Outstanding Service
The Restaurant at Meadowood in St. Helena, California

* Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional
Garrett Oliver of Brooklyn Brewery in Brooklyn, New York

* Outstanding Wine Program
The Barn at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee

* Outstanding Bar Program
The Bar at the NoMad Hotel in New York City


* Great Lakes
Dave Beran of Next in Chicago

* Mid-Atlantic
Vikram Sunderam of Rasika in Washington, D.C.

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* Midwest
Justin Aprahamian of Sanford in Milwaukee

* New York City
April Bloomfield of The Spotted Pig

* Northeast
Jamie Bissonnette of Coppa in Boston

* Northwest
Naomi Pomeroy of Beast in Portland, Oregon

* South
Ryan Prewitt of Peche Seafood Grill in New Orleans
Sue Zemanick of Gautreau’s in New Orleans

* Southeast
Ashley Christensen of Poole’s Downtown Diner in Raleigh, North Carolina

* Southwest
Chris Shepherd of Underbelly in Houston

* West
Daniel Patterson of Coi in San Francisco

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