Plus: the Musket Room's Matt Lambert, North End Grill's Tracy Obolsky, and more.
The showdown takes place September 13.
They join the likes of Michelle Obama and Alice Waters.
Bourdain will square off in the Outstanding Reality Show Host category with none other than Betty White.
Robert De Niro, Questlove, and veggie Shackburgers.
Barbara Lynch, Nancy Silverton, and April Bloomfield all took home major prizes.
Winners include Heston Blumenthal, Martha Stewart, and Fuchsia Dunlop, among many others.
The most surprising part of the announcement is that the St. John chef hasn't won yet.
The Dover team, Ari Taymor, Justin Yu, and more.
Eli Kulp, Ari Taymor, Daniel Burns, and more.
The lineup includes First We Feast and Fuchsia Dunlop.
Estela, State Bird Provisions, and Carbone all got nods.
Today is a big day in the chef and restaurant world.
The annual awards celebrate achievements in photography, blogging, culinary videos, books, and more.
This year's awards theme is "Sounds and the City," which will be all about the "enduring relationship between music and food."
The James Beard Foundation's annual awards ceremony is May 5.
Ari Taymor, Anita Lo, and Estela all received nods.
The awards take place Sunday, March 15, in Chicago.
The San Francisco 'Chronicle' and NPR's the Salt won big prizes.
The show won awards in the cinematography and informational series categories.