Winner Recap!


Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America Inductee: Eric Asimov, Author and Journalist, NYC


Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America Inductee: Dorothy Kalins, Editor, NYC


Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America Inductee: Barbara Lynch, Chef and Restaurateur, Boston


Best Chef: South: Tory McPhail, Commander’s Palace, New Orleans


Best Chef: West: Christopher Kostow, The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, CA


Lifetime Achievement Recipient: Cecilia Chiang

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Winner Recap!

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic: Johnny Monis, Komi, Washington, D.C.


Best Chef: New York City: Wylie Dufresne, wd~50


Best Chef: Northeast: Melissa Kelly, Primo, Rockland, ME


Humanitarian of the Year: Emeril Lagasse


Best Chef: Northwest: Gabriel Rucker, Le Pigeon, Portland, OR


America’s Classic: Prince’s Hot Chicken, Nashville

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Winner Recap!


Rising Star Chef of the Year: Danny Bowien, Mission Chinese Food, San Francisco and NYC


America’s Classic: Keens Steakhouse, NYC


Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional: Merry Edwards, Merry Edwards Winery, Sebastopol, CA


Outstanding Wine Program: Frasca Food and Wine, Boulder, CO


Outstanding Bar Program: The Aviary, Chicago


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Our Final Winners!

Best New Restaurant (Presented by Mercedes-Benz): ABC Kitchen, NYC, Chef/Owner: Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Owner: Phil Suarez

Outstanding Restaurateur Award: Richard Melman, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Chicago

Outstanding Restaurant Award: Eleven Madison Park, NYC, Owner: Danny Meyer

Outstanding Chef Award: José Andrés, minibar, Washington, D.C.

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Lifetime Achievement Award: Kevin Zraly

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Kevin Zraly, the country’s foremost authority on wine. But Zraly says he’s not slowing down, “Just because this is a lifetime achievement award doesn’t mean I’m done working!”

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Even More Winners!

Outstanding Restaurant Design: Darling Design, Bar Agricole, San Francisco Outstanding Restaurant Graphics: Love and War, The National Bar & Dining Rooms, NYC Outstanding Service Award (Presented By Stella Artois): Per Se, NYC, Chef/Owner: Thomas Keller Outstanding Pastry Chef Award: Angela Pinkerton, Eleven Madison Park, NYC The final awards of the night are up next, including the coveted Outstanding Chef award, so stay tuned!

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More Winners!

Best Chef: Northeast: Tony Maws, Craigie On Main, Cambridge, MA Best Chef: Pacific: Michael Tusk, Quince, San Francisco Best Chef: Northwest: Andy Ricker, Pok Pok, Portland, OR Best Chef: South: Stephen Stryjewski, Cochon, New Orleans Best Chef: Southeast: Andrea Reusing, Lantern, Chapel Hill, NC Best Chef: Southwest: Saipin Chutima, Lotus of Siam, Las Vegas AND Tyson Cole, Uchi, Austin, TX Coming up, our design and graphics honors, the award for Outstanding Service, and more!

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Rising Star Chef of the Year Award: Gabriel Rucker, Le Pigeon, Portland, OR Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional Award (Presented by Southern Wine & Spirits of New York): Julian P. Van Winkle, III, Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery, Louisville, KY Outstanding Wine Service Award: The Modern, NYC, Wine Director: Belinda Chang Best Chef: Great Lakes: Alex Young, Zingerman's Roadhouse, Ann Arbor, MI Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic: Michael Solomonov, Zahav, Philadelphia Best Chef: Midwest: Isaac Becker, 112 Eatery, Minneapolis Best Chef: New York City: Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune Next up, the Regional Best Chef Awards continue with Northeast, Pacific, Northwest, and more…

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Awards Watch: And Last But Not Least...

Best New Restaurant: Marea, NYC, Chef/Partner: Michael White, Partner: Chris Cannon Outstanding Restaurateur: Keith McNally (Balthazar, Lucky Strike, Minetta Tavern, Morandi, Pastis, Pravda, and Schiller’s Liquor Bar, NYC) Outstanding Restaurant Award: Daniel, NYC, Chef/Owner: Daniel Boulud, Owner: Joel Smilow Outstanding Chef: Tom Colicchio, Craft, NYC

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