Skip Nav
Food News
The First Pumpkin Spice Product Has Just Hit Store Shelves — Heaven Help Us
Fast and Easy
The Perfect Pasta Solution If You Don't Want to Fully Commit to Veggie Noodles
Summer
The 1 Thing I Always Put on Ice Cream to Make It Better (No, Not Sprinkles)

2010 James Beard Awards Announced

2010 James Beard Award Semifinalists Unveiled

It's that time of year again, when the culinary cream of the crop gears up for the Oscars of the food world, the James Beard Awards. This morning, the James Beard Foundation debuted its long list of semifinalists.

The semifinalists were announced for the following restaurant and chef categories: outstanding restaurateur, outstanding chef, outstanding restaurant, outstanding service, best new restaurant, rising star chef of the year, outstanding pastry chef, outstanding wine service, outstanding wine and spirits professional, and best chef for the following regions: Pacific, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Great Lakes, New York City, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest, and South.

To find out which big names made headlines, read more.

Among the contenders? José Andrés and Tom Colicchio for Outstanding Chef; Manhattan's Babbo and Daniel for Outstanding Restaurant; Top Chef's Kevin Gillespie for Rising Star Chef; New York's Marea and Locanda Verde for Best New Restaurant; and Chicago's Alinea and Vegas's Joël Robuchon for Outstanding Service.

This list doesn't include a good portion of the other James Beard Foundation awards, including its cookbooks, newspaper articles, restaurant design, and blog awards, which will be unveiled, along with the final five nominees in each restaurant and chef category, on March 22 in New Orleans. The James Beard Awards will take place May 3 at a reception in New York.

I'm all for recognizing restaurants and chefs who are consistently outstanding, but I can't hide my disappointment in the fact that it seems to repeat the same names every year. Who do you think should've made the cut?

Image Source: WireImage
Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Chef José Andrés Officially Ditches His Plans to Open a New Restaurant in Donald Trump's Hotel
James Beard Awards Pictures 2012
Marinated Chickpea Salad
James Beard Awards 2012
Fun Facts About Julia Child and Tom Colicchio
2011 James Beard Award Winners
What Is a Foodgasm?

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Food
X