Here Are The Winners of the 2014 James Beard Chef and Restaurant Awards


We are live, backstage at the James Beard Awards for Chefs and Restaurants, and boy it’s freaking crazy back here. Robert DeNiro just waltzed in! There’s piles of ham and cheese! And my lipstick isn’t running!

We’ll be updating live throughout the night with the winners, along with the livestream above for you non-reading types, as well as bringing you Other Fun Facts…let’s get started, shall we?

Rising New Chef
Jimmy Bannos Jr., The Purple Pig, Chicago
Blaine Wetzel, The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, Lummi Island, WA

Outstanding Bar Program
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The Bar at the NoMad Hotel, NYC

Outstanding Wine Program
The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN

Lifetime Achievement Award
Sirio Maccioni

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional
Garrett Oliver, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY

Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)
Naomi Pomeroy, Beast, Portland, OR

Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY STATE, RI, VT)
Jamie Bissonnette, Coppa, Boston

Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT)
Chris Shepherd, Underbelly, Houston

Best Chef: West (CA, HI, NV)
Daniel Patterson, Coi, San Francisco

Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)
Dave Beran, Next, Chicago

Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, WI)
Justin Aprahamian, Sanford, Milwaukee

Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)
Ashley Christensen, Poole’s Downtown Diner, Raleigh, NC

Best Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, PR)

Ryan Prewitt, Pêche Seafood Grill, New Orleans
Sue Zemanick, Gautreau’s, New Orleans

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)
Vikram Sunderam, Rasika, Washington, D.C.

Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs)
April Bloomfield, The Spotted Pig

75 Seats and Under (For the best restaurant design or renovation in North America since January 1, 2011)
Design Firm: Lawton Stanley Architects
Designers: Maria Contreras, Christopher Lawton, and Micah Stanley
Project: Grace, Chicago

76 Seats and Over (For the best restaurant design or renovation in North America since January 1, 2011)
Design Firm: Jensen Architects
Designers: Scott Davis, Mark Jensen, Lincoln Lighthill, Dean Orr, and Andy Pluess
Project: Shed, Healdsburg, CA

Best New Restaurant
Pêche Seafood Grill, New Orleans

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Dominique Ansel, Dominique Ansel Bakery, NYC

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

Outstanding Service
The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, CA

Outstanding Restaurant
The Slanted Door, San Francisco

Outstanding Chef
Nancy Silverton, Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles

2014 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics

Hansen’s Sno-Bliz, New Orleans
Owner: Ashley Hansen

Nick’s Italian Café, McMinnville, OR
Owners: Nick Peirano, Carmen Peirano, and Eric Ferguson

Olneyville New York System, Providence, RI
Owners: Stephanie Stevens Turini and Greg Stevens

Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap, TX
Owners: Lisa and Tom Perini

Sokolowski’s University Inn, Cleveland
Owners: Bernard Sokolowski, Mary Balbier, and Michael Sokolowski

2014 James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America

Edward Behr
Food Writer
St. Johnsbury, VT

John Besh
Chef and Restaurateur
New Orleans

David Chang
Chef and Restaurateur

Barry Estabrook
Vergennes, VT

Paul Kahan
Chef and Restaurateur

Sherry Yard
Pastry Chef and Author
Los Angeles

2014 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year

Matt Haley, Philanthropist and Restaurateur, Rehoboth Beach, DE

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