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Meet the 2010 James Beard Awards Finalists

Mar 22 2010 - 10:15am

This morning, the James Beard Foundation [1] announced the finalists to its annual awards [2], the culinary world's most prestigious honors. To generate buzz, the foundation live-tweeted [3] the nominations from New Orleans. After releasing a long list of semi-finalists [4] last month, the selection has been narrowed down to three to five finalists per category.

The list honors a variety of people in the industry, from upcoming chefs like Timothy Hollingsworth [5] (Rising Star Chef) and Bryan Voltaggio [6] (Best Chef Mid Atlantic) to culinary bigwigs such as Tom Colicchio [7] (Outstanding Chef) and Rick Bayless [8] (TV Food Personality).

Even Food Network stars like the Barefoot Contessa [9] (Television Show, In Studio or Fixed Location) and Alton Brown [10] (TV Food Personality) have been recognized. The awards not only highlight extraordinary chefs and restaurants, but cookbooks, websites, and journalism. The category that I was most excited about is Best New Restaurant — three of them are in San Francisco! The winners will be chosen and announced on May 3. To take a look at the full list [11] of nominations, .


Chef and Restaurant Awards

Journalism and Broadcast Media Awards

Book Awards

Design Awards

Photo courtesy of Bravo [13]

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