Best Chefs in America

Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)

Dave Beran

Next, Chicago


Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)

Vikram Sunderam

Rasika, Washington, D.C.


Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)

Justin Aprahamian

Sanford, Milwaukee


Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs)

April Bloomfield

The Spotted Pig


Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT)

Jamie Bissonnette

Coppa, Boston


Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)

Naomi Pomeroy

Beast, Portland, OR


Best Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, PR)

Ryan Prewitt

Pêche Seafood Grill, New Orleans


Sue Zemanick

Gautreau’s, New Orleans


Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)

Ashley Christensen

Poole’s Downtown Diner, Raleigh, NC


Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT)

Chris Shepherd

Underbelly, Houston


Best Chef: West (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT)

Daniel Patterson

Coi, San Francisco



Outstanding Pastry Chef

Dominique Ansel

Dominique Ansel Bakery, NYC



Rising Star Chef of the Year

Jimmy Bannos Jr.

The Purple Pig, Chicago


Blaine Wetzel

The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, WA



Outstanding Restaurant

The Slanted Door, San Francisco


Outstanding Chef

Nancy Silverton

Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles



2014 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics

Hansen’s Sno Bliz, New Orleans

Owner: Ashley Hansen


Nick’s Italian Café, McMinnville, OR

Owners: Nick Peirano, Carmen Peirano, and Eric Ferguson


Olneyville New York System, Providence, RI

Owners: Stephanie Stevens Turini and Greg Stevens


Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap, TX

Owners: Lisa and Tom Perini


Sokolowski’s University Inn, Cleveland

Owners: Bernard Sokolowski, Mary Balbier, and Michael Sokolowski



2014 James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America

Edward Behr

Food Writer 

St. Johnsbury, VT


John Besh

Chef and Restaurateur 

New Orleans


David Chang

Chef and Restaurateur 



Barry Estabrook


Vergennes, VT


Paul Kahan

Chef and Restaurateur 



Sherry Yard

Pastry Chef and Author 

Los Angeles



2014 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year

Matt Haley

Philanthropist and Restaurateur

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware



2014 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

Sirio Maccioni

Le Cirque



Congratulations to all of the JBF 2014 Awards winners! Find a full list of each category's winner here.



Danny Bowien by Kent Miller © JBF

Best Chef: South: Ryan Prewitt, Pêche Seafood Grill, New Orleans by Kent Miller © JBF

Best Chef: South: Sue Zemanick, Gautreau's, New Orleans, by Kent Miller © JBF

2014 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award: Sirio Maccioni © JBF