2014 James Beard Foundation Award Winners Announced

May 6, 2014 2:49 pm Last Updated: May 6, 2014 2:49 pm

The James Beard Foundation crowned the best chefs and restaurants in the U.S last night at Lincoln Center. Below is the list of winners:

Best Chefs in America

Best Chef: Great Lakes
Dave Beran, Next, Chicago
Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
Vikram Sunderam, Rasika, Washington, D.C.
Best Chef: Midwest
Justin Aprahamian, Sanford, Milwaukee
Best Chef: New York City
April Bloomfield, The Spotted Pig
Best Chef: Northeast
Jamie Bissonnette, Coppa, Boston
Best Chef: Northwest
Naomi Pomeroy, Beast, Portland, Oregon
Best Chef: South
Ryan Prewitt, Pêche, Seafood Grill New Orleans
Sue Zemanick, Gautreau’s, New Orleans
Best Chef: Southeast
Ashley Christensen, Poole’s Downtown Diner, Raleigh, North Carolina
Best Chef: Southwest
Chris Shepherd, Underbelly, Houston
Best Chef: West
Daniel Patterson, Coi, San Francisco


Best New Restaurant
Pêche Seafood Grill, New Orleans

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional
Garrett Oliver, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, New York

Outstanding Wine Program
The Barn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee

Outstanding Bar Program
The Bar at the NoMad Hotel, New York City

Outstanding Service
The Restaurant at Meadowood St. Helena, California

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Dominique Ansel, Dominique Ansel Bakery, New York City

Outstanding Restaurateur
Barbara Lynch
Barbara Lynch Gruppo, Boston (No. 9 Park, Menton, B&G Oysters, and others)

Rising Star Chef of the Year
Jimmy Bannos Jr., The Purple Pig, Chicago
Blaine Wetzel, The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, Lummi Island, Washington

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, Oregon
Owners: Nick Peirano, Carmen Peirano, and Eric Ferguson
– Olneyville New York System, Providence, Rhode Island
Owners: Stephanie Stevens Turini and Greg Stevens
– Perini Ranch Steakhouse, Buffalo Gap, Texas
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, Vermont
– John Besh, chef and restaurateur, New Orleans
– David Chang, chef and restaurateur, New York City
– Barry Estabrook, writer, Vergennes, Vermont
– 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, New York City