2017 Awards Gala & Reception

Gala Reception Chefs

JBF Award Winner
Grant Achatz
Alinea, Next, Aviary, and Roister, Chicago

Rodelio Aglibot
Presented by Mariano’s
Firefin Poké and E+O Food and Drink, Chicago 

JBF Award Winner
Paul Berglund
The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis

Vishwesh Bhatt
SNACKBAR, Oxford, MS

JBF Award Winner
Joanne Chang
Flour Bakery + Café and Myers + Chang, Boston

Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton
Ox Restaurant, Portland, OR

JBF Award Winner
Justin Devillier
La Petite Grocery, New Orleans

JBF Award Winners
Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook
Animal, Los Angeles

JBF Award Winner
Renee Erickson
The Whale Wins, Seattle

Josh Even
Tosca Café, San Francisco

JBF Award Winner
Vivian Howard
Chef & the Farmer, Kinston, NC

Edward Lee
610 Magnolia, Louisville, KY

Belinda Leong
B. Patisserie, San Francisco

Jimmy MacMillan
Presented by Mariano's 
Mariano’s, Chicago

Lamar Moore
Presented by Mariano's 
Mariano’s, Chicago

JBF Award Winner
Dahlia Narvaez
Mozza Restaurant Group, Los Angeles

JBF Award Winner
Kevin Nashan
Presented by True Refrigeration® 
Sidney Street Café, St. Louis, MO 

Nadège Nourian
Presented by Valrhona
Nadège, Toronto

Hugo Ortega
Hugo's, Xochi, Caracol, and Backstreet Cafe, Houston

JBF Award Winner
Zak Pelaccio
Fish & Game, Hudson, NY

Anna and David Posey
Presented by Breville® 
Elske Restaurant, Chicago 

Jeffrey Steelman 
Presented by HMSHost 
Wicker Park Seafood & Sushi Bar, Chicago

Sarah Tibbetts    
Presented by Valrhona
Valrhona, NYC

JBF Award Winner
Tandy Wilson
City House, Nashville

Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi
Joule, Seattle

JBF Award Winner
Justin Yu
Oxheart, Houston


Gala VIP Experience Chef

JBF Award Winner 
Tony Mantuano
Spiaggia, Chicago             

 

2017 Media Awards

Reception and Dinner Chefs

JBF Award Winner
Rick Bayless
Frontera Grill, Chicago

JBF Award Winner
Maricel E. Presilla
Cucharamama, Hoboken, NJ

JBF Award Winner
Michael Solomonov
Zahav, Philadelphia

Nicolas Botomisy    
Presented by Valrhona
Valrhona, NYC

Meg Galus
Boka, Chicago

Maura Kilpatrick
Oleana, Boston

Margarita Manzke
République, Los Angeles