James Beard 2012 Award Winners – Full List

James Beard 2012 Award Winners - Full ListThe James Beard Foundation just hosted their awards ceremony last night. There’s a long list of winners (check them out below or click here. The ceremony took place at Avery Fisher Hall in New York. Good Eats veteran and Iron Chef America Host, Alton Brown, officiated. Earlier in the evening he participated in lighting the Empire State Building in James Beard’s favorite colors, to mark the event.

Friday saw the announcement of the book, broadcast, and journalism awards. Nathan Myrhvold’s seminal work Modernist Cuisine (at $550 not cheap but drop dead gorgeous) deservedly won Cookbook of the Year. Michael Ruhlman won in the General Cooking category for Ruhlman’s Twenty. Food52 and Gastronomica won for Publication of the Year.

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The 2012 James Beard Award Nominees Are Here

The 2012 James Beard Award Nominees Are HereThe official list has arrived.  Check out the following great chefs to see who’s been nominated.

Nominees for Best Chef: Northeast are:

Jamie Bissonnette, Coppa, Boston
Tim Cushman, O Ya, Boston
Gerry Hayden, The North Fork Table & Inn, Southold, NY
Matt and Kate Jennings, La Laiterie, Providence, RI
Eric Warnstedt, Hen of the Wood, Waterbury, VT

And the remaining regions and awards:

Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)
Michael Carlson, Schwa, Chicago
Stephanie Izard, Girl & the Goat, Chicago
Anne Kearney, Rue Dumaine, Dayton, OH
Bruce Sherman, North Pond, Chicago
Andrew Zimmerman, Sepia, Chicago

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)
Cathal Armstrong, Restaurant Eve, Alexandria, VA
Johnny Monis, Komi, Washington, D.C.
Peter Pastan, Obelisk, Washington, D.C.
Maricel Presilla, Cucharamama, Hoboken, NJ
Vikram Sunderam, Rasika, Washington, D.C.

Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)
Justin Aprahamian, Sanford, Milwaukee
Gerard Craft, Niche, St. Louis
Colby Garrelts, Bluestem, Kansas City, MO
Tory Miller, L’Etoile, Madison, WI
Lenny Russo, Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market, St. Paul, MN

Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs)
Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern
April Bloomfield, The Spotted Pig
Wylie Dufresne, wd-50
Mark Ladner, Del Posto
Michael White, Marea

Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)
Matt Dillon, Sitka & Spruce, Seattle
Jason Franey, Canlis, Seattle
Christopher Israel, Gruner, Portland, OR
Naomi Pomeroy, Beast, Portland, OR
Cathy Whims, Nostrana, Portland, OR

Best Chef: Pacific (CA, HI)
Michael Chiarello, Bottega, Yountville, CA
Chris Cosentino, Incanto, San Francisco
Christopher Kostow, The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, CA
Matt Molina, Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles
Daniel Patterson, Coi, San Francisco

Best Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS)
Justin Devillier, La Petite Grocery, New Orleans
John Harris, Lilette, New Orleans
Chris Hastings, Hot and Hot Fish Club, Birmingham, AL
Tory McPhail, Commander’s Palace, New Orleans
Alon Shaya, Domenica, New Orleans

Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)
Hugh Acheson, Five and Ten, Athens, GA
Craig Deihl, Cypress, Charleston, SC
Linton Hopkins, Restaurant Eugene, Atlanta
Edward Lee, 610 Magnolia, Louisville
Joseph Lenn, The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN

Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, NV, OK, TX, UT)
Bruce Auden, Biga on the Banks, San Antonio
Kevin Binkley, Binkley’s Restaurant, Cave Creek, AZ
Bruno Davaillon, Mansion Restaurant at the Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Dallas
Jennifer Jasinski, Rioja, Denver
Hugo Ortega, Hugo’s, Houston
Paul Qui, Uchiko, Austin, TX

Best New Restaurant
AQ, San Francisco
Fiola, Washington, D.C.
Isa, NYC
Next, Chicago
Tertulia, NYC

Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional
Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE
Merry Edwards, Merry Edwards Winery, Sebastopol, CA
Paul Grieco, Terroir, NYC
Garrett Oliver, Brooklyn Brewery, NYC
Neal Rosenthal, Mad Rose Group, Pine Plains, NY

Outstanding Wine Program
A16, San Francisco
The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN
Frasca Food and Wine, Boulder, CO
Emeril’s, New Orleans
No. 9 Park, Boston

Outstanding Bar Program
The Aviary, Chicago
Bar Agricole, San Francisco
Pegu Club, NYC
The Violet Hour, Chicago

Outstanding Service
Cyrus, Healdsburg, CA
La Grenouille, NYC
Michael Mina, San Francisco
Spiaggia, Chicago
Topolobampo, Chicago

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery + Cafe, Boston and Cambridge, MA
Melissa Chou, Aziza, San Francisco
Hedy Goldsmith, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Miami
Dahlia Narvaez, Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles
Ghaya Oliveira, Boulud Sud, NYC
Mindy Segal, Mindy’s Hot Chocolate, Chicago

Outstanding Restaurateur
Bruce Bromberg and Eric Bromberg, Blue Ribbon Restaurants, NYC
Tom Douglas, Tom Douglas Restaurants, Seattle
Piero Selvaggio, Valentino Restaurant Group, Santa Monica, CA
Caroline Styne, Lucques/A.O.C./Tavern, Los Angeles
Phil Suarez, Suarez Restaurant Group, NYC

Rising Star Chef of the Year
Dave Beran, Next, Chicago
Daniel Bowien, Mission Chinese Food, San Francisco
Thomas McNaughton, flour + water, San Francisco
Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar, NYC
Sue Zemanick, Gautreau’s, New Orleans

Outstanding Restaurant
Balthazar, NYC
Blue Hill, NYC
Boulevard, San Francisco
Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham, AL
Vetri, Philadelphia

Outstanding Chef
David Chang, Momofuku Ssam Bar, NYC
Gary Danko, Restaurant Gary Danko, San Francisco
Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park, NYC
Paul Kahan, Blackbird, Chicago
Donald Link, Herbsaint, New Orleans
Nancy Silverton, Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles

2012 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics
The Fry Bread House, Phoenix
Owner: Cecelia Miller

Nora’s Fish Creek Inn, Wilson, WY
Owners: Nora Tygum, Trace Tygum, and Kathryn Tygum Taylor

St. Elmo Steak House, Indianapolis
Owners: Stephen Huse and Craig Huse

Jones Bar-B-Q Diner, Marianna, AR
Owners: James and Betty Jones

Shady Glen, Manchester, CT
Owners: William and Annette Hoch

2012 James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America Inductees
Grant Achatz
Mark Bittman
Dana Cowin
Emily Luchetti
Marvin Shanken

2012 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
Wolfgang Puck

2012 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year
Charlie Trotter