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2017 James Beard Award Winners: The Full List

May 2, 2017 News, Restaurants No Comments
Hors d'oeuvres served at the James Beard House _James Beard Award / James Garvin

It was an exciting night in Chicago, last night, as the 2017 James Beard Award Winners were announced. This prestigious award – given out to the top chefs, restaurants and others in the culinary field – is one of the most coveted awards in the industry (Think the Emmy’s of the food industry) and now, thanks to modern technology, you can listen along live. While Florida didn’t bring home any awards, we do have some connections to some of the winners including Stephan Starr. If you missed it, we’re here with all of the results from the James Beard Foundation Awards.

James Beard Award Winners

Best New Restaurant 
Le Coucou, NYC
Outstanding Baker
Mark Furstenberg, Bread Furst, Washington, D.C.
Outstanding Bar Program
Arnaud’s French 75 Bar, New Orleans
Outstanding Chef 
Michael Solomonov, Zahav, Philadelphia
Outstanding Pastry Chef 
Ghaya Oliveira, Daniel, NYC
Outstanding Restaurant 
Topolobampo, Chicago
Outstanding Restaurateur
Stephen Starr, Starr Restaurants, Philadelphia
Outstanding Service 
Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, NY
Outstanding Wine Program
Canlis, Seattle
Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional 
Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE
Rising Star Chef of the Year 
Zachary Engel, Shaya, New Orleans

Regional James Beard Award Winners

Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)
Sarah Grueneberg, Monteverde, Chicago

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)
Greg Vernick, Vernick Food & Drink, Philadelphia

Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)
Kevin Nashan, Sidney Street Cafe, St. Louis

Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs)
Marco Canora, Hearth

Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY State, RI, VT)
Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley, Eventide Oyster Co., Portland, ME

Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)
Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton and Greg Denton, Ox, Portland, OR

Best Chef: South (AL, AR, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, FL, LA, MS)
Rebecca Wilcomb, Herbsaint, New Orleans

Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)
Steven Satterfield, Miller Union, Atlanta

Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT)
Hugo Ortega, Hugo’s, Houston

Best Chef: West (CA, HI, NV)
Corey Lee, Benu, San Francisco

Who’s Who of Food and Drink in America

Roger Berkowitz, President and CEO, Legal Sea Foods, Boston
Suzanne Goin, Multiple James Beard Award–Winning Chef and Restaurateur, A.O.C., Lucques, and Tavern, Los Angeles
Evan Kleiman,Culinarian; Host of KCRW’s Good Food, Santa Monica, CA
Michel Nischan, Multiple James Beard Award–Winning Chef; Founder, President, and CEO, Wholesome Wave, Bridgeport, CT
Rajat Parr, Domaine de la Cote, Lompoc, California

The 2017 America’s Classics

Bertha’s Kitchen, Charleston, SC / Owners: Julia Grant, Linda Pinckney, and Sharon Coakley
Gioia’s Deli, St. Louis / Owner: Alex Donley
La Taqueria, San Francisco / Owner: Miguel Jara
Sahadi’s, Brooklyn, NY / Owners: Christine Sahadi Whelan, and Ron Sahadi
Schultz’s Crab House, Essex, MD / Owners: Karen and Bob McKinney

2017 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year

Denise Cerreta, One World Everybody Eats

2017 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

Nora Pouillon, Restaurant Nora (Washington, DC)

List of James Beard Foundation Award Media Winners

Photo Credit: JGarvin @ wikimedia

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