06 May 2010

James Beard Foundation Award Winners

The winners were announced this week in New York. Congrats to all who won. I'm happy for each of them, but I was pulling for Frank Stitt in the Southeast area.

Chef & Restaurant Awards

Best New Restaurant

Marea in New York (chef-owner Michael White)

Outstanding Chef Award
Tom Colicchio of Craft in New York

Outstanding Pastry Chef Award

Nicole Plue of Redd in Yountville, California

Outstanding Restaurant Award

Daniel in New York (chef-owner Daniel Boulud)

Outstanding Restaurateur Award
Keith McNally of Balthazar, Lucky Strike, Minetta Tavern, Morandi, Pastis, Pravda and Schiller's Liquor Bar

Outstanding Service Award
Alinea in Chicago, Illinois (chef-owner Grant Achatz)

Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional Award
John Shafer and Doug Shafer of Shafer Vineyards in Napa, California

Outstanding Wine Service Award
Jean Georges in New York (wine director Bernard Sun)

Rising Star Chef of the Year Award

Timothy Hollingsworth of the French Laundry in Yountville, California

Great Lakes
Koren Grieveson of Avec in Chicago, Illinois

Jeff Michaud of Osteria in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Alexander Roberts of Restaurant Alma in Minneapolis, Minnesota

New York City
Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park

Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier of Arrows in Ogunquit, Maine

Jason Wilson of Crush in Seattle, Washington

David Kinch of Manresa in Los Gatos, California

Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in Miami, Florida

Sean Brock of McCrady's in Charleston, South Carolina

Claude Le Tohic of Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Book Awards

American Cooking

Real Cajun by Donald Link

Baking and Dessert

Baking by James Peterson

Been Doon So Long by Randall Grahm

Cooking from a Professional Point of View

The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Pastry Arts by the French Culinary Institute with Judith Choate

General Cooking
Ad Hoc at Home by Thomas Keller

Healthy Focus
Love Sou" by Anna Thomas

The Country Cooking of Ireland by Colman Andrews

Seven Fires photographer Santiago Soto Monllor

Reference and Scholarship

Encyclopedia of Pasta by Oretta Zanini de Vita

Single Subject
Pasta Sfoglia by Ron and Colleen Suhanosky

Writing and Literature

Save the Deli by David Sax

Cookbook of the Year

The Country Cooking of Ireland by Colman Andrews

Cookbook Hall of Fame

A Book of Middle Eastern Food by Claudia Roden

Broadcast Media Awards

Audio Webcast or Radio Show

"The Kojo Nnamdi Show," host: Kojo Nnamdi

Television Show, In Studio or Fixed Location

"French Food at Home with Laura Calder," host: Laura Calder

Television Show, On Location

"Chefs A' Field: King of Alaska," host: Rick Moonen

TV Food Personality
Andrew Zimmern, "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern"

Television Special
"Food Trip with Todd English," host: Todd English

Television Segment

"ABC News Nightline," host: John Berman

Video Webcast

"The Greenmarket: One Farmer's Story," Seriouseats.com

Journalism Awards
Craig Claiborne

Distinguished Restaurant Reviews
Jonathan Gold, LA Weekly

Food Blog

SeriousEats.com, Ed Levine

Food-Related Columns

Rachel Wharton, Edible Brooklyn

Magazine Feature Writing About Restaurants and/or Chefs

Anya von Bremzen, Saveur, "Soul of a City"

Magazine Feature Writing with Recipes

Francine Maroukian, Jon Reiner and staff of Esquire, Esquire, "How Men Eat"

Magazine Feature Writing without Recipes
Barry Estabrook, Gourmet, "The Price of Tomatoes"

M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
Francine Prose, Saveur, "Faith and Bacon"

Multimedia Food Feature
Kevin Pang, Chicagotribune.com, "The Cheeseburger Show"

Newspaper Feature Writing About Restaurants and/or Chefs

Jared Jacang Maher, Westword, "A Hunger to Help"

Newspaper Feature Writing

Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader, "The Real American Pie"

Newspaper Food Section
The Washington Post, Joe Yonan

Reporting on Health, Environment, or Nutrition

Rowan Jacobsen, EatingWell, "Or Not to Bee"

Website Focusing on Food, Beverage, Restaurants, or Nutrition

Chow.com, Jane Goldman

Writing on Spirits, Wine, or Beer
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, Minnesota Monthly, "Chardonnay Uncorked"

Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America:
Leah Chase (chef/owner, Dooky Chase Restaurant, New Orleans, Louisiana); Jessica B. Harris (author and historian, California); Paul C.P. McIlhenny (president/CEO, McIlhenny Company, Avery Island, Louisiana); David Rockwell (founder/CEO, Rockwell Group, New York); L. Timothy Ryan (president, Culinary Institute of America, New York); Susan Spicer (chef/owner, Bayona, New Orleans, Louisiana)

America's Classics
Al's French Frys (owners: Bill Bissonette and Lee Bissonette, South Burlington, Vermont); the Bright Star (owners: Jimmy Koikos and Nicky Koikos, Bessemer, Alabama); Calumet Fisheries (owners: the Kotlick and Toll gamilies, Chicago, Illinois); Gustavus Inn (owners: JoAnn and David Lesh, Gustavus, Alaska); Mary & Tito's Cafe (owners: Mary Gonzales and Antoinette Knight, Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Design and Graphics Awards

Outstanding Restaurant Design

Andre Kikoski Architect, the Wright (New York)

Outstanding Restaurant Graphics
Pandiscio Co., the Standard Grill, NYC

Nominee announcement

James Beard Foundation

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