James Beard Foundation Awards 2014

05 May 2014
2 min read
Congratulations to the winning chefs of this year’s JBF Awards…

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

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 FoundationAmerica’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 FoundationWho’s Who of Food & Beveragein 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 FoundationHumanitarian of the Year

Matt Haley

Philanthropist and Restaurateur

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

2014 James Beard FoundationLifetime 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 Orleansby 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