The James Beard Awards for 2014 have now been given with a host of American chefs and restaurants receiving accolades from what is widely accepted as the Oscars of food.
On top of awards for Outstanding chef and Outstanding Pastry Chef of the year, there was also an exciting Rising Culinary Star award which was shared by Jimmy Bannos Jr. and Blaine Wetzel.
The Outstanding Restaurant award was given to The Slanted Door in San Francisco, Best New Restaurant went to Pêche Seafood Grill in New Orleans, and The Restaurant at Meadowood in California was received the prize for Outstanding Service.
The James Beard Awards covers the entire restaurant spectrum across America with prizes given for wine, food, design, service and even Humanitarian of the Year.
Below you can see the full list of James Beard Award winners for 2014 and here’s a great interview with the President of the James Beard Foundation, Susan Ungaro, including some great videos with all of this year’s Rising Culinary Star nominees.
Francesco Martucci from I Masanielli in the Campania region of Italy has been named the best pizzaiolo in the world for a third year running. See the full list as well as all the international winners.