Bruce Sherman of North Pond in Chicago, left, who won an award for Best Chef: Great Lakes, and his wife Joan Sherman.
A special cake was made for the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards Ceremony and Gala by Duff Goldman of Charm City Cakes and television show "Ace of Cakes" fame.
Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar in New York won the Rising Star Chef of the Year award.
Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park in New York was awarded Outstanding Chef.
Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern, center, won a Beard award for Best Chef: New York City. Also photographed: Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, left, and Kevin Mahan, managing partner of Union Square Hospitality Group.
Wolfgang Puck, right, and wife Gelila Assefa. Puck was awarded the 2012 James Beard Award Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jim Meehan of PDT in New York won an award for the Beard Foundation's first-ever Outstanding Bar Program category.
Paul Qui of Uchiko in Austin, Texas, won in the Best Chef: Southwest category.
The award for Best Chef: Northeast category went to Tim Cushman of O Ya in Boston.
Take a look at some of the winners from last night's 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards Ceremony and Gala, which took place at Lincoln Center in New York City.
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