2014 Who's Who Inductee: Chef and Restaurateur John Besh

 

The James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America is a cadre of the most accomplished food and beverage professionals in the country. Though they represent a diverse cross-section of the food and beverage industry—from chefs to journalists to farmers to business executives to scholars—each has been identified by his or her peers as having displayed remarkable talent and achievement. Every member of the Who’s Who has contributed in some substantial way to America’s constantly evolving culinary scene.

 

One of our six 2014 Who's Who inductees, John Besh is a chef and native son dedicated to the culinary riches of southern Louisiana. Besh has nine restaurants including his flagship restaurant, August, which merges Besh’s classic French culinary training with his Southern roots.

 

Watch the short video below, which celebrates Besh's career and aired at the 2014 James Beard Awards. Stay tuned for videos about our other 2014 inductees.

 

 

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