TasteTwenty Chefs

In this iteration of the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® culinary series, some of America’s finest chefs and changemakers will come together in 20 markets across the country to represent a shared mission of “Good Food for Good”. Together, this cohort, known as the TasteTwenty, will collaborate throughout the year at chef dinners and walk-around tastings, spotlighting the breadth and unity of culinary creativity across the nation. The incredible chefs lending their time and talents to be part of the TasteTwenty cohort are below. Be sure to check them out!

JUNE-AUGUST 2022

Photo: Black Cat Farm

DENVER

Eric Skokan
Black Cat Farm Bistro / Bramble and Hare

Photo: Point and Click Photography

HOUSTON

Michelle Wallace
Gatlin's BBQ

 

Photo: Timothy Gonzalez

LOS ANGELES

Natalia Pereira
Woodspoon

 

Photo: Christian Labon

ORLANDO, FL

Henry Moso
Kabooki 

Photo: Alex Lau

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Angel Barreto
Anju 

SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 2022

BOSTON

Philip Kruta & Jeremy Kean
Brassica Kitchen + Cafe 

Photo: Lianne Rozzellev

HONOLULU

Andrew Le
The Pig and The Lady 

MINNEAPOLIS

Yia Vang
Glass House 

NEW ORLEANS

Ana Castro
Lengua Madre 

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NEW YORK CITY

Shenarri Freeman
Cadence

Photo: Eva Kosmas Flores

PORTLAND, OR

Varanya Geyoonsawat
Kann 

Photo: Abielle Photography

SEATTLE

Taylor Thornhill
Bateau 
 

JANUARY-MARCH 2023

Photo: Anthony Tahlier

ATLANTA

Forough Vakili
Le Bon Nos

Photo: Neil Burger

CHICAGO

Lamar Moore

Photo: David Bley

MIAMI

Luciana Giangrandi and Alex Meyer 
Boia De 

Photo: Julie Melton, Sweetwater Portraits

PHILADELPHIA

Chutatip 'Nok' Suntaranon 
Kalaya

PHOENIX

Cassie Shortino

 

Photo: Josh Huskin Photography

SAN ANTONIO, TX

Elizabeth Johnson 
Pharm Table

 

 

Photo: Jim Sullivan

SAN FRANCISCO

Ravi Kapur
Good Good Culture Club / Liho Liho

Photo: Courtesy of Cocina al Fondo

SAN JUAN, PR

Natalia Vallejo
Cocina Al Fondo