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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

2007 JAMES BEARD WINNER

posted by snekse
James Beard Logo
And the winner is...

In my opinion, Chef David Chang @ Momofuku Noodle Bar, for receiving the highly competitive Raising Star Chef Award. This honor is given to a chef under 30 who "display an impressive talent and who is likely to have a significant impact on the industry in years to come". Congrats to Chef Chang!

Other notable winners include...

Outstanding Chef: Michel Richard @ Citronelle
Outstanding Pastry Chef: Michael Laskonis @ Le Bernardin
Outstanding Restaurant: Rick Bayless @ Frontera Grill
Outstanding Restaurateur: Thomas Keller @ TFL & Per Se
Outstanding Service: TRU , Chicago IL
Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional: Paul Draper, Ridge Vineyards, Cupertino, CA

Best New Restaurant: L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon in New York

Best Chef Awards
CHEFS WHO HAVE SET NEW OR CONSISTENT STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE REGIONS. EACH CANDIDATE MAY BE EMPLOYED BY ANY KIND OF DINING ESTABLISHMENT AND MUST HAVE BEEN A WORKING CHEF FOR AT LEAST THE PAST 5 YEARS. THE 3 MOST RECENT YEARS MUST HAVE BEEN SPENT IN THE REGION WHERE CHEF IS PRESENTLY WORKING.
**NOTE: This is a list of select regional winners

America's Classics restaurants
  • Aunt Carrie's, Narragansett, R.I.
  • Doe's Eat Place, Greenville, Miss.
  • Primanti Brothers, Pittsburgh
  • Brookville Hotel, Abilene, Kan.
  • The Pickwick, Duluth, Minn.
  • Weaver D's, Athens, Ga.
Book Awards

Cookbook of the year: Matt Lee & Ted Lee
The Lee Brothers Southern Cookbook: Stories and Recipes for Southerners and Would-be Southerners

COOKBOOK HALL OF FAME: Mollie Katzen
Moosewood Cookbook

ASIAN COOKING: James Oseland
Cradle of Flavor: Home Cooking from the Spice Islands of Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia

BAKING AND DESSERT: Dorie Greenspan
BAKING: From My Home To Yours

PROFESSIONAL POINT OF VIEW: Alain Ducasse & Frédéric Robert
GRAND LIVRE DE CUISINE: Alain Ducasse's Desserts & Pastries

ENTERTAINING: Cheryl Alters Jamison & Bill Jamison
The Big Book Of Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining: Spirited Recipes and Expert Tips for Barbecuing, Charcoal and Gas Grilling, Rotisserie Roasting, Smoking, Deep-Frying, and Making Merry

GENERAL: Roy Finamore
TASTY: Get Great Food on the Table Every Day

INTERNATIONAL: Marcus Samuelsson
The Soul of a New Cuisine: A Discovery of the Foods and Flavors of Africa

PHOTOGRAPHY: Karl Petzke (Photographer)
MICHAEL MINA: The Cookbook

REFERENCE: Marion Nestle
What To Eat

SINGLE SUBJECT: John Scharffenberger & Robert Steinberg
The Essence of Chocolate: Recipes for Baking & Cooking with Fine Chocolate

Congratulations to all the winners. Congrats to chef Achatz of Alinea for racking up yet another accolade. Congrats to Traci Des Jardins for what many believe is some long overdue recognition. And a really big congrats to Celina Tio for taking home the Midwest award, even if I didn't wish her luck ;-p

And a special congrats to the America's Classics, which I thought were pretty cool. Now I'll have to hunt a couple down.

RELATED LINKS:
2007 JAMES BEARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
RESTAURANT REVIEW: TRU Restaurant, Chicago, IL
RESTAURANT REVIEW: Alinea, Chicago, IL
INTERVIEW: Thomas Keller
2007 James Beard Foundation Award Winners
2008 James Beard Award Winners

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