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James Beard Foundation Award Winners Announced

James Beard Foundation Award Winners Announced

Friday, May 11th, 2018

This week, 2018 James Beard Foundation (JBF) Award winners were announced, as industry leaders gathered at the event to hear who would win Best New Restaurant and Outstanding Baker, among many other categories. “Rise” was the ceremony’s theme, and the power of food and the communal spirit of chefs came together during this celebration. A highly anticipated event in the industry, attendees and participants donned pins stating what they rise for, from “equality” to “locally sourced food.”

Highlights from this year’s list of winners include:

  • Best New Restaurant: JuneBaby, Seattle
  • Outstanding Baker: Belinda Leong and Michel Suas, B. Patisserie, San Francisco
  • Outstanding Chef: Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune, NYC
  • Outstanding Pastry Chef: Dolester Miles, Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, AL
  • Outstanding Restaurant: Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, AL
  • Outstanding Restaurateur: Caroline Styne, The Lucques Group, Los Angeles (Lucques, a.o.c., Tavern, and others)
  • Rising Star Chef: Camille Cogswell, Zahav, Philadelphia

The James Beard Awards have recognized culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their fields since 1990. The ceremony advances JBF’s mission to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.

According to a press release, all JBF Award winners receive a certificate and a medallion engraved with the James Beard Foundation Awards insignia. There are no cash prizes.

For a complete list of winners, click here.

James Beard Foundation