Monday, March 22, 2010

Chicagoans and the James Beard Awards 2010


As usual, a number of Chicago Chefs and food personalities are up for James Beard Awards, aka the Oscars for food. The entire nominee list is here. It looks like a slightly down year for Chi-town, but I haven't followed the awards for long. I have highlighted all chicago nominees below. Good luck to everyone, winners announced May 2nd and 3rd, 2010.

2010 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards:

CATEGORY: OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF AWARD
PRESENTED BY ALL-CLAD METALCRAFTERS
Mindy Segal
Mindy’s HotChocolate


CATEGORY: OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT AWARD
Spiaggia
Chef/Partner: Tony Mantuano


CATEGORY: OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR AWARD
Richard Melman
Lettuce Entertain You
Enterprises


CATEGORY: OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD PRESENTED BY STELLA ARTOIS
Alinea
Chef/Owner: Grant Achatz


CATEGORY: BEST CHEF: GREAT LAKES (IL, IN, MI, OH)
Michael Carlson
Schwa
Koren Grieveson
Avec
Arun Sampanthavivat
Arun’s
Bruce Sherman
North Pond



2010 James Beard Foundation Design and Graphics Awards:

Category: Outstanding Restaurant Graphics
For the best restaurant graphics executed in North America since January 1, 2007
Design Firm: Korn Design
Designers: Javier Cort├ęs, Denise Korn,
Melissa Wehrman, Ben Whitla
Project: Mercat a la Planxa, Chicago


2010 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Awards
Presented by Lenox Tableware and Gifts


Category: Audio Webcast or Radio Show
Eight Forty-Eight
Hosts: Alison Cuddy, Richard Steele


Category: Multimedia Food Feature
Kevin Pang
Chicagotribune.com
“The Cheeseburger Show”


2010 James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards: 

Category: Newspaper Feature Writing About Restaurants and/or Chefs
Kevin Pang
Chicago Tribune
“Plan D”


Category: Newspaper Feature Writing
Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
“The Real American Pie”

Mike Sula
Chicago Reader
“The Charcuterie Underground”


Category: Reporting on Health, Environment or Nutrition
Monica Eng
Chicago Tribune
“Nacho Lunch? Yes, Every Day"

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