Blaine Wetzel of The Willow Inn in Lummi Island, Wash., shared the award for Rising Star Chef of the Year with Jimmy Bannos, Jr., of The Purple Pig in Chicago.
Jimmy Bannos, Jr., of The Purple Pig in Chicago shared the award for Rising Star Chef of the Year with Blaine Wetzel of The Willow Inn in Lummi Island, Wash.
Veteran Los Angeles chef and restaurateur Nancy Silverton was named Outstanding Chef of the Year.
Ryan Prewitt of Pêche Seafood Grill in New Orleans snagged two Beard Awards — one for Best Chef in the South and one for Best New Restaurant.
Charles Phan’s restaurant The Slanted Door in San Francisco was named Outstanding Restaurant of the Year.
Boston-based chef Barbara Lynch was named Outstanding Restaurateur.
Beverage director Leo Robitschek accepted the award for Outstanding Bar Program, which was given to the Bar at the NoMad Hotel in New York City.
Dominique Ansel of Dominique Ansel Bakery was named Outstanding Pastry Chef.
Andy Chabot, sommelier and food and beverage director at The Barn at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tenn., was awarded for Outstanding Wine Program.
The annual James Beard Foundation Award gala honors chefs, restaurateurs and foodservice industry professionals. Meet some of the night's top winners.
All photos by Kent Miller, courtesy of the James Beard Foundation
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