2012 JBF Award Winners

 

In case you missed last night's coverage, here's the complete list of our 2012 JBF Award winners! 

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25th Anniversary Cake!

 

In honor of the James Beard Foundation’s 25th Anniversary this year, our good friend Duff Goldman (aka Ace of Cakes) created this amazing cake!

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Award Winner Recap

 

And the last of the Awards go to:

  • Outstanding Restaurant Design: Bentel & Bentel Architects, Le Bernardin, NYC
  • Outstanding Restaurant Graphics: Pandiscio Co., The Americano at Hôtel Americano, NYC
  • America’s Classics: The Fry Bread House, Phoenix
  • Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America Inductees:
  • Grant Achatz, Chef and Author, Chicago
  • Mark Bittman, Journalist and Author, NYC
  • Dana Cowin, Editor and Journalist, NYC
  • Emily Luchetti, Pastry Chef and Author, San Francisco
  • Marvin Shanken, Publisher, NYC
  • Lifetime Achievement: Wolfgang Puck
  • Outstanding Pastry Chef: Mindy Segal, Mindy’s HotChocolate, Chicago
  • Best New Restaurant: Next, Chicago
  • Outstanding Service: La Grenouille, NYC
  • Outstanding Restaurateur: Tom Douglas, Tom Douglas Restaurants, Seattle
  • Outstanding Restaurant: Boulevard, San Francisco
  • Outstanding Chef: Daniel

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Outstanding Chef: Daniel Humm

 
Our Outstanding Chef award, presented by All-Clad Metalcrafters, goes to:
 
Daniel Humm
Eleven Madison Park, NYC
 
Daniel won Best Chef: New York City in 2010. Given the chance to host James Beard for dinner, he would serve New York–inspired dishes like Eleven Madison Park’s egg cream, Long Island clambake, and their take on New York cheesecake. 
 
During his first week working in an American restaurant, the Switzerland native was introduced to the JBF website by his sous chef. He remembers thinking how honored he would feel if he were ever asked to cook at the Beard House. One year later, he was invited to do just that—and it was the start of an amazing relationship.

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Outstanding Restaurant: Boulevard

 

Photo by Kent Miller

 
Boulevard
San Francisco
 
This is the fourth time this award has gone to a restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area. Chef Nancy Oakes won Best Chef: Pacific in 2001 and is one of this evening’s gala chefs. 

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Outstanding Service: La Grenouille

 

 

Presented by Stella Artois

 

Our Outstanding Service award goes to:

 

La Grenouille

NYC

 

This is the 11th restaurant in New York City to win this award. The Masson family has been running La Grenouille since 1962.

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Outstanding Pastry Chef: Mindy Segal

 

Our Outstanding Pastry Chef award goes to:
 
Mindy Segal
Mindy’s HotChocolate, Chicago
 
Mindy is the second chef to bring this award home to the Windy City. She says HotChocolate is the culmination of her 20-year culinary career.

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Best New Restaurant: Next

 

 
Our Best New Restaurant award, presented by Mercedes-Benz, goes to: 
 
Next
Chicago
 
Next is the latest venture for JBF Award Winner Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas, and only the second time this award goes to a Chicago restaurant.

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2012 James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America Inductees

Photo by Kent Miller

 
Here are our 2012 Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America inductees: 
 
Grant Achatz (center)
Chef and Author, Chicago
 
 
Mark Bittman (not pictured)
Journalist and Author, NYC
 
 
Dana Cowin (left)
Editor-in-Chief, Food & Wine, NYC
 
 
Emily Luchetti (right)
Pastry Chef and Author, San Francisco
 
 
Marvin Shanken (not pictured)
Publisher, Food Arts and Wine Spectator, NYC
 
 

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