North Carolina chefs among James Beard nominees

14 March, 2018, 18:23 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham Ala. is one of five finalists for the 2018 James Beard Foundation Award for the most outstanding restaurant in America

A who's who of Bay Area chefs, restaurants, bakers, bars and winemakers were named finalists for 2018 James Beard Foundation awards on Wednesday, with Wine Country chef Christopher Kostow nabbing two key nominations. High Street Hospitality is the power behind Philly dining concepts including a.kitchen+bar, Fork, and High Street on Market, which has a NY version (High Street on Hudson) as well.

Yin first made her mark in the Philadelphia dining scene more than 20 years ago with the opening of Fork, a pivotal addition serving as the framework for much of Philadelphia's popular restaurants today.

A couple names in journalism/books: Sean Sherman and Beth Dooley were nominated for their cookbook "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen" in the American Cookbook category.

Outstanding Restaurant Design: Corey Lee's In Situ, the signature restaurant at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, has been nominated in the "75 seats and over" category. Brown was nominated as Best Chef: Midwest in 2017, Kaysen and Kim are newcomers to the list of finalists.

Kevin Tien, of Himitsu, is nominated in the category for Rising Star Chef of the Year.

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Katie Button of Nightbell in Asheville is a nominee for Best Chef of the Southeast.

Kostow, of The Restaurant at Meadowwood, and chef-owner David Kinch, of Manresa in Los Gatos, both got the nod for Outstanding Chef.

Just two local chefs-Brown and Jorge Guzman at Surly Brewer's Table-made the final cut previous year. Both were finalists for this award past year.

The James Beard Awards will be presented May 7 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

You can see the full list here.

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