The annual list of finalists for the 2015 James Beard Awards has been published with a whole host of chefs, journalists and food industry leaders making the final cut.
Hosted by Alton Brown, the main JBF awards will take place at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 4th - away from the usual location of New York. The Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards dinner will take place April 24th at Chelsea Piers, New York.
A number of great chefs have been highlighted on the list, Sean Brockis nominated in the 'American Cooking' section for his Heritage book and Massimo Bottura is nominated for his Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef book in the ‘Cooking from a Professional Point of View’ section, though the chef is also up against the much loved Relæ: A Book of Ideas by chef Christian F.Puglisi.
Our good friends at ChefSteps are nominated in the 'Video Webcast' section for the amazing cooking tutorials they create and The Perennial Plateare also up for a 'Video Webcast on Location' award for their Africa and the Americas video.
In the restaurant and chef section a number of places were highlighted including the new Cosme restaurant recently opened by Enrique Olvera in New York.
Below is a full list of all the Restaurant and Chef Award Nominees.
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