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Presenting the James Beard Foundation 2013 Chef and Restaurant Awards

Big night for New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.

Big night for New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.Photo: Courtesy James Beard Foundation

First-time host Oliver Platt just wrapped up this year's star-studded James Beard Foundation awards ceremony at Avery Fisher Hall in New York, rounding out the festivities that began with the nonprofit's media awards on Friday night. While San Francisco's State Bird Provisions swooped in to take Best New Restaurant and Grant Achatz and Kick Kokonas's the Aviary was recognized for its progressive bar program, New York chefs and restaurants made an unprecedented sweep of several major categories. The illustrious (and bicoastal) Danny Bowien was named Rising Star Chef for 2013, Blue Hill took Outstanding Restaurant, and David Chang and Paul Kahan tied for this year's Outstanding Chef honors. Meanwhile, Del Posto won for Outstanding Service, and Brooks Headley was named Outstanding Pastry Chef. The full list of winners, straight ahead.

2013 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics
Presented by the Coca-Cola Company

C.F. Folks
Washington, D.C.
Owner: Art Carlson

Frank Fat’s
Sacramento, CA
Owners: The Fat family

Keens Steakhouse
New York City
Owner: George Schwarz

Kramarczuk’s
Minneapolis
Owner: Orest Kramarczuk

Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack
Nashville
Owner: Andre Prince Jeffries

2013 James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America Inductees

Eric Asimov
Author and Journalist
NYC

Dorothy Kalins
Editor
NYC

Barbara Lynch
Chef and Restaurateur
Boston

Zarela Martinez
Chef and Restaurateur
NYC

Michael Mina
Chef and Restaurateur
San Francisco

Bill Yosses
Author and Pastry Chef
Washington, D.C.

2013 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
Cecilia Chiang
Chef and Restaurateur
San Francisco

2013 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year
Emeril Lagasse
Emeril Lagasse Foundation
New Orleans

2013 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurant Design Awards
Presented by Celebrity Cruises®

75 Seats and Under
For the best restaurant design or renovation in North America since January 1, 2010
Design Firm: Taavo Somer
Designer: Taavo Somer
Project: Isa, Brooklyn, NY

76 Seats and Over
For the best restaurant design or renovation in North America since January 1, 2010
Design Firm: Alejandro Barrios Carrero Designs
Designer: Alejandro Barrios Carrero
Project: Juvia, Miami Beach, FL

2013 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards
Best Chefs in America

Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)
Stephanie Izard
Girl & the Goat
Chicago

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)
Johnny Monis
Komi
Washington, D.C.

Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)
Colby Garrelts
Bluestem
Kansas City, MO

Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs)
Wylie Dufresne
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Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY STATE, RI, VT)
Melissa Kelly
Primo
Rockland, ME

Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)
Gabriel Rucker
Le Pigeon
Portland, OR

Best Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, PR)
Tory McPhail
Commander’s Palace
New Orleans

Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)
Joseph Lenn
The Barn at Blackberry Farm
Walland, TN

Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT)
Jennifer Jasinski
Rioja
Denver

Best Chef: West (CA, HI, NV)
Christopher Kostow
The Restaurant at Meadowood
St. Helena, CA

Best New Restaurant
A restaurant opened in 2012 that already displays excellence in food, beverage, and service and is likely to have a significant impact on the industry in years to come.

State Bird Provisions
San Francisco

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional
A winemaker, brewer, or spirits professional who has had a significant impact on the wine and spirits industry nationwide. Candidates must have been in the profession for at least 5 years.

Merry Edwards
Merry Edwards Winery
Sebastopol, CA

Outstanding Wine Program
A restaurant that displays and encourages excellence in wine service through a well-presented wine list, a knowledgeable staff, and efforts to educate customers about wine. Candidates must have been in operation for at least 5 years.

Frasca Food and Wine
Boulder, CO

Outstanding Bar Program
A restaurant that displays and encourages excellence in cocktail, spirit, and/or beer service.

The Aviary
Chicago

Outstanding Service
Presented by Stella Artois
A restaurant that demonstrates high standards of hospitality and service. Candidates must have been in operation for at least the past 5 years.

Del Posto
NYC

Outstanding Pastry Chef
A chef or baker who prepares desserts, pastries, or breads and who serves as a standard-bearer for excellence. Candidates must have been pastry chefs or bakers for at least the past 5 years.

Brooks Headley
Del Posto
NYC

Outstanding Restaurateur
A working restaurateur who sets high national standards in restaurant operations and entrepreneurship. Candidates must have been in the restaurant business for at least 10 years. Candidates must not have been nominated for a James Beard Foundation chef award in the past 10 years.

Maguy Le Coze
Le Bernardin
NYC

Rising Star Chef of the Year
A chef age 30 or younger who displays an impressive talent and who is likely to have a significant impact on the industry in years to come.

Danny Bowien
Mission Chinese Food
San Francisco and NYC

Outstanding Restaurant
A restaurant in the United States that serves as a national standard-bearer for consistent quality and excellence in food, atmosphere, and service. Candidates must have been in operation for at least 10 or more consecutive years.

Blue Hill
NYC

Outstanding Chef
Presented by All-Clad Metalcrafters
A working chef in America whose career has set national industry standards and who has served as an inspiration to other food professionals. Candidates must have been working as chefs for at least the past 5 years.

David Chang (tie)
Momofuku Noodle Bar
NYC

Paul Kahan (tie)
Blackbird
Chicago

2013 JBF Awards [Official Site]
Earlier: Presenting the 2013 James Beard Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Winners

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