Here Are the Winners of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Awards

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The Met Gala isn’t the only big event that went down Monday night. Over in Chicago, some of the country’s most talented chefs, restaurateurs, mixologists, and other food folks gathered at the Lyric Opera for the biggest night in food: the 2018 James Beard Awards Gala. Among this year’s winners are Missy Robbins, the chef behind Lilia in Williamsburg; Seattle chef Edouardo Jordan who won one award, including Best New Restaurant, for each of his eateries, Salare and JuneBaby; and Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune, who took home the award for Outstanding Chef nearly 20 years after opening the East Village restaurant. Scroll down to see the rest of last night’s honorees, and then start booking your reservations.

Best New Restaurant
JuneBaby, Seattle

Outstanding Baker
Belinda Leong and Michel Suas, B. Patisserie, San Francisco

Outstanding Bar Program
Cure, New Orleans

Outstanding Chef
Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune, NYC

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Dolester Miles, Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, AL

Outstanding Restaurant
Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, AL

Outstanding Restaurateur
Caroline Styne, The Lucques Group (Lucques; a.o.c.; Tavern and others), Los Angeles

Outstanding Service
Zuni Café, San Francisco

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional
Miljenko Grgich, Grgich Hills Estate, Rutherford, CA

Outstanding Wine Program
FIG, Charleston, SC

Rising Star Chef of the Year
Camille Cogswell, Zahav, Philadelphia

Best Chefs
Chefs who have set new or consistent standards of excellence in their respective regions.

Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)
Abraham Conlon, Fat Rice, Chicago

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)
Jeremiah Langhorne, The Dabney, Washington, D.C.

Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)
Gavin Kaysen, Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis

Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs)
Missy Robbins, Lilia, Brooklyn, NY

Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY State, RI, VT)
Karen Akunowicz, Myers + Chang, Boston

Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)
Edouardo Jordan, Salare, Seattle

Best Chef: South (AL, AR, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, FL, LA, MS)
Nina Compton, Compère Lapin, New Orleans

Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)
Rodney Scott, Rodney Scott’s BBQ, Charleston, SC

Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT)
Alex Seidel, Mercantile Dining & Provision, Denver

Best Chef: West (CA, HI, NV)
Dominique Crenn, Atelier Crenn, San Francisco

2018 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurant Design Awards

75 Seats and Under
Firm: The MP Shift
Designers: Amy Morris, Anna Polonsky, and Julie Nerenberg
Project: De Maria, NYC

76 Seats and Over
Firms: Aidlin Darling Design with a l m project
Designers: Joshua Aidlin, David Darling, Adam Rouse, and Andrea Lenardin Madden
Project: In Situ, San Francisco

America’s Classics
Dong Phuong Bakery, New Orleans
El Guero Canelo, Tucson
Los Hernandez, Union Gap
WASun Wah, Chicago
Galleria Umberto, Boston

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The American Restaurant
Kansas City, Missouri

Humanitarian of the Year
José Andrés

Lifetime Achievement
Paula Wolfert

Here Are the Winners of the 2018 James Beard Awards