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2016 James Beard Award Winners: FULL LIST

james-beard-1Tonight are the 2016 James Beard Awards, taking place in Chicago. The event honors the top culinary talent across the country. This year, there is a special focus on the role of food in television. Also new this year is the “Design Icon Restaurant Award,” to be presented to the Four Seasons restaurant before it closes.

Here is the full list of winners from 2016. And, take a look at the nominees here. Follow the action on Twitter @thebraiser, and watch the livestream here:

Rising Star Chef of The Year

Daniela Soto-Innes, Cosme, NYC

Outstanding Baker

Joanne Chang, Flower Bakery, Boston, MA

Outstanding Pastry Chef

Dahlia Narvaez, Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles

Outstanding Bar Program

Maison Premiere, Brooklyn, NY

Outstanding Wine Program

Bern’s Steakhouse, Tampa, FL

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional

Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Ranchos De Taos, NM

Best Chef: Northeast

Zak Pelaccio, Fish & Game, Hudson, NY

Best Chef: Midwest

Paul Berglund, The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis

Best Chef: Southeast

Tandy Wilson, City House, Nashville, TN

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic

Aaron Silverman, Rose’s Luxury, Washington, D.C.

Best Chef: Great Lakes

Curtis Duffy, Grace, Chicago, IL

Best Chef: Northwest

Renee Erickson, The Whale Wins, Seattle, WA

Best Chef: South

Justin Devillier, La Petite Grocery, New Orleans, LA

Best Chef: New York City

Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto, New York, NY

Outstanding Restaurant Design (seats 75 and under)

Tie: Demian Rapucci Design, Bruno, New York, NY / Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Untitled at the Whitney, New York, NY

Outstanding Restaurant Design (seats 75 and over)

Land and Sea Dept, Designers: Mode Carpentry, and Land and Sea Dept. (Robert McAdams, Jon Martin, Peter Toalson, and Cody Hudson) for Cherry Circle Room, Chicago

Design Icon

Four Seasons Restaurant, New York, NY

Best Chef: Southwest

Justin Yu, Oxheart, Houston, TX

Best Chef: West

Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Animal, Los Angeles, CA

Best New Restaurant

Shaya, New Orleans, LA

Outstanding Service

Eleven Madison Park, New York, NY

Outstanding Restaurateur

Ken Friedman; The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, Tosca Café, New York, NY

Outstanding Restaurant

Alinea, Chicago, IL

Outstanding Chef

Suzanne Goin, Lucques, Los Angeles, CA

Congrats to all the chefs!

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