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

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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 

NYC

 

Barry Estabrook

Writer

Vergennes, VT

 

Paul Kahan

Chef and Restaurateur 

Chicago

 

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

NYC

 

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