The James Beard Foundation is proud to announce the nominees for the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards.
Winners of the 2017 James Beard Awards for the following nominees will be announced at the James Beard Awards Gala at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 1, 2017. A gala reception will immediately follow, featuring top chefs and beverage professionals from across the country.
Congratulations to all the nominees, especially those from the Midwest.
Publican Quality Bread
Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz
Boka Restaurant Group (Boka, Girl & the Goat, Momotaro, and others)
Rising Star Chef of the Year
Best Chefs in America
Chefs who have set new or consistent standards of excellence in their respective regions. Eligible candidates may be from any kind of dining establishment and must have been working as a chef for at least five years, with the three most recent years spent in the region.
Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)
Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark
Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)
Brewer’s Table at Surly Brewing Co.
Sidney Street Cafe
Read the full list of nominees at Hotel Online News.