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2010 James Beard Award Winners

Announcing the 2010 James Beard Award Winners

New York City was one busy town last night. While the glitterati of the fashion world flocked to the Met for the annual Costume Institute Gala, the best chefs in the nation gathered at Lincoln Center for the James Beard Awards. Starting yesterday afternoon, the Internet was abuzz with news about the event, the culinary industry's equivalent to the Oscars. The James Beard Foundation live tweeted the winners, while local bloggers, like Eater, were also in on the action.

Top Chef head honcho Tom Colicchio took home top honors winning the coveted Outstanding Chef title. Timothy Hollingsworth, former Bocuse d'Or competitor, was named Rising Star Chef, and Best New Restaurant went to Michael White's Marea. To check out the complete list of winners,


  • Outstanding Chef Award
    Tom Colicchio
    New York, NY
  • Outstanding Pastry Chef Award
    Nicole Plue
    Yountville, CA
  • Outstanding Restaurant Award
    New York, NY
    Chef/Owner: Daniel Boulud
  • Best New Restaurant
    New York, NY
    Chef/Partner: Michael White
    Partner: Chris Cannon
  • Outstanding Restaurateur Award
    Keith McNally
    Balthazar, Lucky Strike, Minetta Tavern, Morandi, Pastis, Pravda, and Schiller’s Liquor Bar
    New York, NY
  • Outstanding Service Award
    Chef/Owner: Grant Achatz
  • Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional Award
    John Shafer and Doug Shafer
    Shafer Vineyards
    Napa, CA
  • Outstanding Wine Service Award
    Jean Georges
    New York, NY
    Wine Director: Bernard Sun
  • Rising Star Chef of the Year Award
    Timothy Hollingsworth
    The French Laundry
    Yountville, CA
  • Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)
    Koren Grieveson
  • Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)
    Jeff Michaud
  • Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)
    Alexander Roberts
    Restaurant Alma
  • Best Chef: New York City
    Daniel Humm
    Eleven Madison Park
  • Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY STATE, RI, VT)
    Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier
    Ogunquit, ME
  • Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)
    Jason Wilson
  • Best Chef: Pacific (CA, HI)
    David Kinch
    Los Gatos, CA
  • Best Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS)
    Michael Schwartz
    Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink
  • Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)
    Sean Brock
    Charleston, SC
  • Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, NV, OK, TX, UT)
    Claude Le Tohic
    Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
    Las Vegas
  • Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America Inductees
    Leah Chase
    Dooky Chase Restaurant
    New Orleans

    Jessica B. Harris
    Author and Historian

    Paul C. P. McIlhenn
    President and CEO
    McIlhenny Company
    Avery Island, LA

    David Rockwell
    Founder and CEO
    Rockwell Group
    New York, NY

    L. Timothy Ryan
    Culinary Institute of America
    Hyde Park, NY

    Susan Spicer
    New Orleans

  • America’s Classics Awards
    Al’s French Frys
    1251 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT
    Owners: Bill Bissonette and Lee Bissonette

    The Bright Star
    304 19th St. North, Bessemer, AL
    Owners: Jimmy Kiokos and Nicky Kiokos

    Calumet Fisheries
    3259 E 95th Street, Chicago
    Owners: The Kotlick and Toll Families
    Gustavus Inn
    PO Box 60, Gustavus, AK
    Owners: JoAnn and David Lesh

    Mary & Tito’s Cafe
    2711 Fourth St. N.W., Albuquerque, NM
    Owners: Mary Gonzales and Antoinette Knight

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    Ariane and Michael Batterberr
    Founders, Food & Wine and Food Arts
  • Humanitarian of the Year
    Wayne Kostroski
    Founder, Taste of the NFL
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