Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Here's The Complete List For The 2014 James Beard Foundation Award Nominees

Grace owner/chef Curtis Duffy was nominated for JBF's "Best Chef Great Lakes." (Photo: Michael Muser)

Tuesday at Publican was a big day for Chicago's culinary community as a number of folks were recognized for their work in 2013 with nominations for the annual James Beard Foundation Awards.

The biggest honor is the induction of Paul Kahan (One Off Hospitality) in 2013 Who's Who of Food & Beverage In America (Alinea's Grant Achatz was inducted in 2012).

Highlighted Chicago nominations include:

Best Chef Great Lakes: Dave Beran (Next), Curtis Duffy (Grace), Paul Virant (Vie), Andrew Zimmerman (Sepia)

Rising Star Chef of the Year: Jimmy Bannos Jr. (Purple Pig)

Outstanding Bar Program: The Violet Hour

Outstanding Design 75 Seats and Under: Grace

Outstanding Restaurateur: Donnie Madia (One Off Hospitality)

Outstanding Restaurant: Spiaggia

Outstanding Service: Topolobampo

Here's the complete list of nominees. The James Beard Awards Gala takes place on Monday, May 5 in New York.

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