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James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef winners announced
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James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef winners announced

It is the Academy Awards for chefs and restaurants – the James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards. On May 6, the James Beard Foundation announced the winners of its annual honors.

Here’s a list of the major award winners:

  • Outstanding Chef: David Chang, Momofuku Noodle Bar, NYC and Paul Kahan, Blackbird, Chicago
  • Outstanding Pastry Chef: Brooks Headley, Del Posto, NYC
  • Rising Star Chef: Danny Bowien, Mission Chinese Food, SF and NYC
  • Outstanding Restaurateur: Maguy Le Coze, Le Bernardin, NYC
  • Best New Restaurant: State Bird Provisions, San Francisco, CA
  • Outstanding Restaurant: Blue Hill, NYC
  • Outstanding Service: Del Posto, NYC

Here’s a complete list of the winners of the 2013 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards

Rising Star Chef of the Year
Danny Bowien, Mission Chinese Food, SF and NYC

Outstanding Bar Program
The Aviary, Chicago

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional
Merry Edwards, Merry Edwards Winery, Sebastopol, CA

Outstanding Wine Program
Frasca Food and Wine, Boulder

Best Chef: Great Lakes
Stephanie Izard, Girl & the Goat, Chicago

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
Johnny Monis, Komi, Washington, D.C.

Best Chef: Midwest
Colby Garrelts, Bluestem, Kansas City, MO

Best Chef: New York City
Wylie Dufresne, WD~50, NYC

Best Chef: Northwest
Gabriel Rucker, Le Pigeon, Portland, OR

Best Chef: West
Christopher Kostow, The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, CA

Best Chef: Northeast
Melissa Kelly, Primo, Rockland, ME

Best Chef: South
Tory McPhail, Commander’s Palace, New Orleans

Best Chef: Southeast
Joseph Lenn, The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN

Best Chef: Southwest
Jennifer Jasinski, Rioja, Denver

Restaurant Design and Graphics: 75 Seats and Under
Isa, Taavo Somer, Brooklyn, NY.

Restaurant Design and Graphics: 76 Seats and Over:
Juvia, Alejandro Barrios Carrero Designs, Miami Beach

2013 Who’s Who Inductees
Zarela Martinez, Michael Mina, Bill Yosses, Eric Asimov, Dorothy Kalins, and Barbara Lynch

See Also

Lifetime Achievement Award
Cecilia Chiang (Chef and Restaurateur, San Francisco)

Humanitarian of the Year
Emeril Lagasse (Chef and Restaurateur, New Orleans)

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Brooks Headley, Del Posto, NYC

Best New Restaurant
State Bird Provisions, San Francisco, CA.

Outstanding Service
Del Posto, NYC

Outstanding Restaurateur
Maguy Le Coze, Le Bernardin, NYC

Outstanding Restaurant
Blue Hill, NYC

Winner of Outstanding Chef (tie)
David Chang, Momofuku Noodle Bar, NYC
Paul Kahan, Blackbird, Chicago

Photo by Krishna Dayanidhi



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