2010 James Beard Award Nominees Announced

2010 James Beard Award Nominees Announced

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2010 James Beard Award Nominees Announced

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The James Beard Foundation this week announced the nominees for its coveted awards for top chefs, restaurants, cookbooks, and more—55 categories in all. It’s considered the nation’s most prestigious recognition program, honoring professionals in the food and beverage industries. The awards will be presented May 2-3 in New York City.

OUTSTANDING CHEF AWARD
José AndrésMinibar, Washington, D.C.
Tom Colicchio – Craft, NYC
Gary Danko – Restaurant Gary Danko, San Francisco
Suzanne Goin – Lucques, Los Angeles (PHOTO, left)
Charles Phan – The Slanted Door, San Francisco (PHOTO, right)

RISING STAR CHEF OF THE YEAR
Timothy HollingsworthThe French Laundry, Yountville, Calif.
Johnny Monis – Komi, Washington, D.C.
Grégory Pugin – Veritas, NYC
Gabriel Rucker – Le Pigeon, Portland, Ore.
Sue Zemanick – Gautreau’s, New Orleans (PHOTO, below left)

OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT AWARD
Babbo, NYC. Chef/Owner: Mario Batali; Owner: Joselph Bastianich
Boulevard, San Francisco. Chef/Owner: Nancy Oakes; Owner: Pat Kuleto
Daniel, NYC. Chef/Owner: Daniel Boulud
Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, Ala. Chef/Owner: Frank Stitt; Owner: Pardis Stitt
Spiaggia, Chicago. Chef/Partner: Tony Mantuano

BEST NEW RESTAURANT
Bibou, Philadelphia
Flour + Water, San Francisco
Frances, San Francisco
Locanda Verde, New York
Marea, New York
RN74, San Francisco

JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Ariane and Michael Batterbury, Founders, Food & Wine and Food Arts

JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR
Wayne Kostroski, Founder, Taste of the NFL

You can find a complete list of the nominees at the James Beard Foundation web site.

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