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James Beard 2013: The Winners

Last night, New York City cleaned up at the James Beard Foundation Awards, reaffirming the city’s status as the culinary capital of the U.S. Actor Oliver Platt hosted the film-themed ceremony at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall where 1,700 guests, including 300 chefs, ate and drank the night away. Big Apple chefs and restaurants that scored: Wylie Dufresne, finally snagging Best Chef NYC after seven consecutive nominations; Blue Hill for Outstanding Restaurant in the country; Le Bernardin’s Maguy Le Coze for Outstanding Restaurateur in the country; Del Posto for Outstanding Service and Outstanding Pastry Chef Brooks Headley; Mission Chinese‘s Danny Bowien for Rising Star Chef of the Year and David Chang of Momofuku Noodle Bar (tied with Chicago’s Paul Kahan) for Outstanding Chef. And the full list of winners of the “Oscars of the food world” are below.

James Beard Awards 2013

Clockwise from L: Danny Bowien and Wylie Dufresne, Oliver Platt and Susan Ungaro, Stephanie Izard, Marcus Samuelsson, Thomas Keller (Photos: Hernan F. Rodriguez)

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, wd50

Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY STATE, RI, VT)
Melissa Kelly, Primo, Rockland, Maine

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

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, Tenn.

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, Calif.

James Beard Awards 2013

Clockwise from L: Michael White, Gabriele Corcos and Debbie Mazar, Cathy Whims and Naomi Pomeroy, Alden Lovelace and Emeril Lagasse, David Chang and Dana Cowin (Photos: Hernan F. Rodriguez)

Best New Restaurant
State Bird Provisions, San Francisco

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional
Merry Edwards, Merry Edwards Winery, Sebastopol, Calif.

Outstanding Wine Program
Frasca Food and Wine, Boulder, Colo.

Outstanding Bar Program
The Aviary, Chicago

Outstanding Service
Del Posto, New York City

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Brooks Headley, Del Posto,  New York City

Outstanding Restaurateur
Maguy Le Coze, Le Bernardin, New York City

Rising Star Chef of the Year
Danny Bowien, Mission Chinese Food, San Francisco and New York City

Outstanding Restaurant
Blue Hill, New York City

Outstanding Chef, Presented by All-Clad Metalcrafters
David Chang, Momofuku Noodle Bar, New York City
–and–
Paul Kahan, Blackbird, Chicago

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