Who’s Who of Food & Beverage In America Members


The James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America is a cadre of the most accomplished food and beverage professionals in the country. 

 

Grant Achatz (2012)
Chef and Author, Chicago, IL

Len Allison (1984)
Kihei, Maui, HI

Jean Anderson (1994)
Journalist, Chapel Hill, NC

José Andrés (2007)
Jaleo , Café Atlantico, Washington, DC 

Colman Andrews (1984)
Journalist, New York, NY

*RW (Johnny) Apple (1999)
Chief Correspondent, New York Times, New York, NY   

Richard L. Arrowood (1984)
Arrowood Vineyards & Winery, Glen Ellen, CA

Gerald Asher (1986) 
Journalist, San Francisco, CA

Eric Asimov (2013)
Author and Journalist

Dan Barber (2008)
Chef/Owner: Blue Hill, NYC, and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, NY

Lidia Matticchio Bastianich (1996) 
A La Carte, Washington, CT

Joseph Bastianich (2005)
Wine Merchant, New York, NY

Mario Batali (2001)
Babbo, New York, NY

Ariane & *Michael Batterberry (1993)
Food Arts Magazine, New York, NY

Michael Bauer (2004) 
San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA

*Joseph Baum (1985)
Four Season Restaurant and Hotel, New York, NY 

Rick Bayless (1995)
Frontera Grill, Chicago, IL

Ed Behr (2014)
The Art of Eating, Northeast Kingdom, VT

Allan Benton (2015)
Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Hams, 
Madisonville, TN

Rose Levy Beranbaum (2004)
Cordon Rose, Inc., New York, NY

Paul Bertolli (1985)
Oliveto Restaurant & Café, Oakland, CA

John Besh (2014)
Chef and Restaurateur, New Orleans, LA

*Alexis Bespaloff (1989) 
Journalist; Wine or Spirits Professional/ Vintner 

Mark Bittman (2012)
Journalist and Author, New York, NY

Anthony Dias Blue (1988) 
Blue Lifestyle, Pacific Palisades, CA

David Bouley (1991)
Bouley, New York, NY

Daniel Boulud (1995)
Dinex Group,  New York, NY

Anthony Bourdain (2008)
Author and Chef, NY

Flo Braker (1997)
Cookbook Author, Palo Alto, CA

Ella Brennan (1984)
Commander's Palace, New Orleans, LA

*Dick Brennan (1984) 

Ellen Brown (1985)
Ellen Brown's Nantucket Cuisine, Nantucket, MA

*Cecily Brownstone (1994)

Giuliano Bugialli (1986) 
Cookbook Author/Culinary Educator, New York, NY

Marian F. Burros (1985) 
New York Times, New York, NY

David Burke (2009)
Author, Chef, New York, NY 

Frieda Caplan (1985)
Frieda's Inc., Los Alamitos, CA

Irena Chalmers (1988)
Journalist, Kingston, NY

Narcisse Chamberlain (1994)
Book Editor, Boston, MA 

David Chang (2014)
Momofuku Restaurant Group, New York, NY 

Donn Chappellet (1985) 
Chappellet Vineyards, St. Helena, CA

Leah Chase (2010)
Chef/Owner, Dooky Chase Restaurant, New Orleans, LA

Laura Chenel (1984)
Laura Chenel's Chevre, Sonoma, CA

*Julia Child (1984)

Tom Haruya Chino (1985)
Chino Nojo Inc., Del Mar, CA

*Craig Claiborne (1984)
Food Critic and Author, New York, NY

Jim Clendenen (2007)
Au Bon Climat, Santa Maria, CA

Tom Colicchio (2002) 
Craft, New York, NY

Sue Conley (2006) 
Cowgirl Creamery, Point Reyes Station, CA

Darrell Corti (1989)
Corti Brothers, Sacramento, CA

Dana Cowin (2012)
Editor and Journalist, New York, NY

Marion Cunningham (1984)
Cookbook Author, Walnut Creek, CA

Ariane Daguin (1994)
D’Artagnan, Inc., Newark, NJ

*Jack Davies (1985)

*Joel Dean (1994)

Dale DeGroff (2015)
Master Mixologist, NYC

Robert Del Grande (1987) 
Cafe Annie, Houston, TX

Giorgio DeLuca (1994)

Marcel Desaulniers (1984)
The Trellis, Williamsburg, VA

Paul Draper (1984)
Ridge Vineyards, Cupertino, CA

Greg Drescher (2005)
Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY

Alain Ducasse (2002)
Alain Ducasse at The Essex House, New York, NY

Wylie Dufresne (2015)
Chef and Restaurateur 

Nathalie Dupree (2015)
Author, Charleston, SC

John T. Edge (2009)
Journalist, Southern Foodways Alliance, Oxford, MS 

Todd English (2004)
The Olive Group, Charlestown, MA

Dafne & Mats Engstrom (1984) 
California Sunshine Fine Foods Inc. San Francisco, CA

Barry Estabrook (2014)
Writer, VT

Florence Fabricant (1989) 
New York Times, New York, NY

Barbara Fairchild (2000)
Bon Appétit, Los Angeles, CA

George W. Faison (1994)
Co-Founder D’Artagnan, Inc., Baskin Ridge, NJ

Dean Fearing (1987)
Fearing’s at the Ritz Carlton, Dallas, TX

Susan Feniger (1985) 
Border Grill/Cuidad, Santa Monica, CA

Carol Field (2005)
Author, San Francisco, CA

Bobby Flay (2007)
Mesa Grill, Bolo, Bar American, New York City; Mesa Grill Las Vegas; Bobby Flay Steak, Atlantic City, NJ

Michael Foley (1984)
Restaurateur/Chef, Chicago, IL

Larry Forgione (1984) 
Chef/Consultant, Bellerose, NY

*Pierre Franey (1986)
 Chef/ Author, New York, NY

Betty Fussell (2009)
Author, New York, NY
 
*Ernest Gallo (1999)
Gallo of Sonoma, Modesto, CA
Winemaker E&J Gallo Winery

Gina Gallo (2016)
Winemaker, Sonoma, CA

Michael Ginor (2001)
Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Great Neck, NY

Milton Glaser (1995)  
Milton Glaser, Inc., New York, NY

Jonathan Gold (2011)
LA Weekly, Los Angeles, CA

Jerry Goldstein (1985) 
Wine Consultant, Laguna Niguel, CA

Joyce Goldstein (1985) 
Chef/Cookbook Author, San Francisco, CA

*Richard Graff (1984)

Randall Grahm (1989) 
Bonny Doon Vineyard, Santa Cruz, CA

Temple Grandin (2016)
Author and Animal Rights Activist, Fort Collins, CO

Gael Greene (1993) 
New York Magazine, New York, NY

Dorie Greenspan (2007) 
Cookbook Author and Journalist, New York City

Barbara Haber (1997)
Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe/Harvard, Winchester, MA

*Dorothy Cann Hamilton (2009)
Founder, French Culinary Institute, New York, NY

*Zack Hanle (1994)

Jessica B. Harris (2010)
Author and Historian, NYC

*Marcella Hazan (1986) 
Cookbook Author, Longboat Key, FL

Maida Heatter (1988) 
Cookbook Author, Miami Beach, FL

Ken Hom (1991) 
Consultant/Television Host, Middlesex, Harrow UK

Jeff Hvid (1984) 
Researcher/Specialty Food Producer, San Anselmo, CA

Madhur Jaffrey (1995) 
Cookbook Author, New York, NY

Nancy Harmon Jenkins (1994) 
Journalist, Camden, ME

Jean Joho (2006) 
Chef/Owner, Everest, Chicago, IL

*Evan Jones (1984)

Lee Jones (2011)
Chef’s Garden, Huron, OH

Judith Jones (1985) 
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY

Barbara Kafka (1984) 
Barbara Kafka Assoc., New York, NY

Paul Kahan (2014)
Executive Chef and Partner, Chicago, IL

Dorothy Kalins (2013)
Editor

Madeleine Kamman (1986) 
Cookbook Author, Barre, VT

Lynne Rossetto Kasper (2001)
Cookbook Author, St. Paul, MN

Hubert Keller (2003)
Fleur de Lys, San Francisco, CA

Thomas Keller (2000)
The French Laundry, Yountville, CA

Diana Southwood Kennedy (1986) 
Cookbook Author, Michoacán, Mexico 

Graham Kerr (1997)
Kerr Corporation, Camano Island, WA

Paul Keyser (1984)

Christopher Kimball (1996)
Cook's Illustrated, Brookline, MA

*Paul Kovi (1985) 

Sibella Krauss (1985) 
SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture Education), Berkeley, CA

Albert Kumin (1992)
Green Mountain Chocolate Company, Waterbury, VT

Corby Kummer (2005)
The Atlantic Monthly, Boston, MA 

*Peter Kump (1988)

Gray Kunz (2006) 
Café Gray, New York, NY 

Emeril Lagasse (1989)
Emeril's, New Orleans, LA

Jim Lahey (2016)
Baker and Proprietor, NYC

Paula Lambert (1998) 
The Mozarella Company, Dallas, TX

*George Lang (1986) 
Langastronomia Inc./Café des Artistes, New York, NY

*David Lett (1987) 
Eyrie Vineyards, Dundee, OR

Ed Levine (2016)
Author and Founder of Serious Eats, NYC

*Edna Lewis (1984) 

*Leon Lianides (1988) 

Zelma Long (1996)
Simi Winery, Healdsburg, CA

Emily Luchetti (2012)
Pastry Chef and Author, San Francisco, CA

*Sheila Lukins (1992) 
Cookbook Author/Editor, New York, NY

Barbara Lynch (2013)
Chef and Restaurateur

Kermit Lynch (2006) 
Founder/Owner, The Wine Merchant, Berkeley, CA

Sirio Maccioni (1987) 
Le Cirque, New York, NY

Deborah Madison (2005)
Author/Chef, San Francisco, CA

Nick Malgieri (1996) 
Institute of Culinary Education, New York, NY

Tom Margittai (1985) 
Restaurateur/Author, Santa Fe, NM

John F. Mariani (1985) 
Journalist, Tuckahoe, NY

Zarela Martinez (2013)
Chef and Restaurateur 

Nobu Matsuhisa (2002)
Nobu, New York, NY

Tony May (1989)
San Domenico NY, New York, NY

Fritz Maytag (1989) 
Anchor Brewing Co., San Francisco, CA

Michael McCarty (1984) 
Michael's Restaurant, New York, NY

Harold McGee (1995) 
Cookbook Author, Palo Alto, CA

*Paul C.P. McIlhenny (2010)
President and CEO, McIlhenny Company, 
Avery Island, LA

Moncef Meddeb (1985) 
Aigo Bistro, Concord, MA

Richard Melman (1989) 
Lettuce Entertain You, Chicago, IL

Ferdinand Metz (1985) 
Culinary Educator, Holmes, NY

Danny Meyer (1996) 
Union Square Hospitality Group, New York, NY

Bryan Miller (1991) 
Journalist, New York, NY

Mark Miller (1984) 
Coyote Café, Santa Fe, NM

Mary Sue Milliken (1985) 
Border Grill/Ciudad, Los Angeles, CA

Michael Mina (2013)
Chef, Restaurateur and Author

Michael Mondavi (1997) 
Folio Fine Wine Partners, Oakville, CA

*Robert Mondavi (1984) 
Oakville, CA

Timothy Mondavi (1997)
Oakville, CA

Marian Morash (1984) 
Morash Associates Inc., Lexington, MA

Sara Moulton (2002) 
Gourmet, New York, NY

Jim Nassikas (1984) 
Hotelier, Mill Valley, CA

Joan Nathan (2001)
Cookbook Author/Journalist, Washington DC  

Marion Nestle (2003) 
New York University, New York, NY

Julian Niccolini (1997) 
The Four Seasons, New York, NY

Drew Nieporent (1992) 
Myriad Restaurant Group, New York, NY

Nancy Oakes (2008) 
Boulevard, CA

Patrick O'Connell (1984) 
The Inn at Little Washington, Washington, VA

Bradley Ogden (1984) 
Lark Creek Restaurant Group, Larkspur, CA

*Richard Olney (1986)
Cookbook Author 

Carolyn O'Neil (1998)
Carolyn O'Neil Productions, Atlanta, GA

Molly O'Neill (1999)
Journalist/Cookbook Author, New York, NY

*Jean-Louis Palladin (1987)
Chef, Washington, D.C.

Charlie Palmer (1998)
Aureole, New York, NY

Robert M. Parker, Jr. (1993)
Wine Advocate, Monkton, MD

Russ Parsons (2008)
The Los Angeles Times, CA

Alex Patout (1987) 
Alex Patout's Louisiana Restaurant, New Orleans, LA

Cindy Pawlcyn (1988) 
Mustard's Grill/ Miramonte, St. Helena, CA

Jacques Pépin (1986)
Jacques Pépin Inc., Madison, CT

Richard Perry (1984) 
Dibble and Assoc., Phoenix, AZ

Charles Phan (2011)
The Slanted Door, San Francisco, CA

Joseph Phelps (1985) 
Joseph Phelps Vineyard, St. Helena, CA

Michael Pollan (2007) 
Author/Journalist, Bay Area, CA

Alfred Portale (1989) 
Gotham Bar & Grill, New York, NY

Steve Poses (1984) 
Shooting Stars, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

Maricel  Presilla (2015)
Author, Chef, and Restaurateur, Weehawken, N.J

*Frank J. Prial (2002)
New York Times, New York, NY

*Paul Prudhomme (1984) 
K. Paul's Louisiana Enterprises, Harahan, LA

Wolfgang Puck (1984) 
Spago, Beverly Hills, CA

Stephan Pyles (1985) 
Chef/Owner, Dallas, TX

Jean-Jacques Rachou (1996)
Brasserie, LCB, New York, NY

Justin Rashid (1984) 
American Spoon Foods, Inc., Petoskey, MI

Ruth Reichl (1984) 
Gourmet , New York, NY

Seppi Renggli (1984) 
Restaurant Associates, New York, NY

*William Rice (1984) 
Journalist, Chicago, IL

Michel Richard (1991) 
Michel Richard's Citronelle, Washington, DC

Alan Richman (1998)
The French Culinary Institute, New York,  NY

Phyllis Richman (1985) 
Journalist, Washington, DC

Eric Ripert (2004)
Le Bernardin, New York, NY
 
*Michael Roberts
(1984) 

Andrea Immer Robinson (2004)
Great Wine Made Simple, Stamford, CT

David Rockwell (2010)
Founder and CEO, Rockwell Group, New York, NY

*Judy Rodgers (1984) 
Zuni Café, San Francisco, CA

Michael Romano (2000)
Union Square Café, New York, NY

Anne Rosenzweig (1987) 
Inside, New York, NY

Julee Rosso (1992) 
Julee Rosso Associates Inc., Fennville, MI

Jon Rowley (1987) 
Jon Rowley & Associates, Seattle, WA

L. Timothy Ryan (2010)
President, Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY

Alain Sailhac (2003)
The French Culinary Institute, New York, NY

Marcus Samuelsson (2016)
Chef and Restaurateur, NYC

*Jesse W. Sartain (1985) 
American Tasting Institute, Vallejo, CA

*Shirley J. Sarvis (1987)
Cookbook Author, San Francisco, CA

Jimmy Schmidt (1984) 
The Rattle Snake Club, Detroit, MI

Elizabeth Schneider (1994) 
Cookbook Auhor, New York, NY

John Sedlar (1984) 
Sedlar's Southwest Kitchen, Los Angeles, CA

Piero Selvaggio (1988) 
Valentino, Santa Monica, CA

Marvin Shanken (2012)
Publisher, New York, NY

Mimi Sheraton (1986) 
Journalist, New York, NY

Lydia Shire (1984) 
Lock-Ober, Boston, MA

Bill Shore (1999)
Share Our Strength, Washington DC 

Nancy Silverton (1991) 
Campanile, Los Angeles, CA

Gordon Sinclair (1984) 
Sinclair & Associates, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL

*Jeff Smith (1994)
 Television Personality, Seattle, WA

Peggy Smith (2006) 
Cowgirl Creamery, Point Reyes Station, CA

André E. Soltner (1986)
The French Culinary Institute, New York, NY

*Carl Sontheimer (1993)
Founder, Cuisinart®, New York 

Susan Spicer (2010)
Chef/Owner, Bayona, New Orleans, LA

Joachim Splichal (1995) 
Pinot Brasserie, Las Vegas, NV

Jeffrey Steingarten (2000)
Journalist, New York, NY

Jane and Michael Stern (1992) 
Journalists, West Redding, CT

Martha Stewart (1995) 
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Westport, CT

Zanne Early Stewart (2008)
Gourmet, NY

Frank Stitt (2011)
Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, AL

Larry N. Stone (2000)
Master Sommelier, Rubicon Estate, Rutherford, CA

Steve Sullivan (2008)
Acme Bread Company, CA

Adam Tihany (1997)
Adam Tihany International, New York, NY

Jacques Torres (2003)
The French Culinary Institute, New York, NY

Jeremiah Tower (1984) 
Chef, New York, NY

*Jovan Trboyevic (1987)
Restaurateur, Chicago, IL

Calvin Trillin (1986) 
Journalist/Author, New York, NY

*Charlie Trotter (1996)
Charlie Trotter's, Chicago, IL

*Barbara Tropp (1989)

William Tuttle (1984)

Patricia Unterman (1984)
Hayes Street Grill, San Francisco, CA

*Gregory Usher (1993)
Director, l'Ecole de Gastronomie Francaise, Ritz-Escoffier, Paris

Nick Valenti (2011)
Patina Group Restaurants, New York, NY

Norman Van Aken (2003)
Norman's, Coral Gables, FL

James Villas (1985) 
Journalist/Cookbook Author, New York, NY

Alex Von Bidder (1997) 
The Four Seasons, New York, NY

Jean-Georges Vongerichten (1998)
Jean Georges, New York, NY

*Maggie Waldron (1989) 

Brendan Walsh (1987) 
Elms Restaurant & Tavern, Ridgefield, CT

Alice Waters (1984) 
Chez Panisse, Berkeley, CA

Jonathan Waxman (1984) 
Barbuto,  New York, NY

Nach Waxman (1984) 
Kitchen Arts & Letters, New York, NY

Ari Weinzweig (2006) 
Zingerman's Delicatessen, Ann Arbor, MI

Patricia Wells (1992) 
International Herald Tribune, Paris, FRANCE  

Jasper White (1984) 
Summer Shack, Cambridge, MA

Anne Willan (1986) 
La Varenne, Washington, DC

*Chuck Williams (1993) 
Williams Sonoma, San Francisco, CA

Barry Wine (1984) 
Restaurant Consultant, New York, NY

Clark Wolf (2009)
Clark Wolf Company, NY

Paula Wolfert (1986) 
Cookbook Author, Sonoma, CA

Martin Yan (2001)
Yan Can Cook Group, Foster City, CA

Izzy Yanay (2001)
Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Ferndale, NY

Sherry Yard (2014)
Pastry Chef, Cookbook Author, Los Angeles, CA

Tim & Nina Zagat (1994) 
Zagat Survey, New York, NY

Kevin Zraly (1988)
Wine Services International, New Paltz, NY

Gail Zweigenthal (1999)
Editor, New York, NY

*Inductee is deceased