The Best Chefs and Restaurants in America—2016’s James Beard Winners
At a ceremony held on Monday evening in Chicago's Lyric Opera, the James Beard Foundation announced the winners of its national chef and restaurant awards.
Daniela Soto-Innes, the young chef responsible for the hit duck carnitas, among the many other excellent flavors at New York's Cosme, took home the award for Rising Star Chef. Suzanne Goin of Lucques, in Los Angeles, won for Outstanding Chef. And Alinea, which recently reopened in Chicago after a seven-figure renovation, won for Outstanding Restaurant.
New York won in the bar, restaurateur, and service categories. See the full list below, including best baker and pastry chef:
Best New Restaurant: Shaya, New Orleans
Outstanding Baker: Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery + Café, Boston
Outstanding Bar Program: Maison Premiere, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Outstanding Chef: Suzanne Goin, Lucques, Los Angeles
Outstanding Pastry Chef: Dahlia Narvaez, Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles
Outstanding Restaurant: Alinea, Chicago
Outstanding Restaurateur: Ken Friedman, The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, Tosca Café, New York
Outstanding Service: Eleven Madison Park, New York
Outstanding Wine Program: Bern’s Steakhouse, Tampa
Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional: Ron Cooper, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Ranchos de Taos, N.M.
Rising Star Chef of the Year: Daniela Soto‐Innes, Cosme, New York
Best Chef, Great Lakes: Curtis Duffy, Grace, Chicago
Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic: Aaron Silverman, Rose’s Luxury, Washington
Best Chef, Midwest: Paul Berglund, The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis
Best Chef, New York: Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto
Best Chef, Northeast: Zak Pelaccio, Fish & Game, Hudson, N.Y.
Best Chef, Northwest: Renee Erickson, The Whale Wins, Seattle
Best Chef, South: Justin Devillier, La Petite Grocery, New Orleans
Best Chef, Southeast: Tandy Wilson, City House, Nashville
Best Chef, Southwest: Justin Yu, Oxheart, Houston
Best Chefs, West: Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, Animal, Los Angeles
2016 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics: Al Ameer Restaurant, Dearborn, Mich. (Owners: Khalil Ammar and Zaki Hashem); Brooks' House of BBQ, Oneonta, N.Y. (Owners: Beth and Ryan Brooks); Bully’s Restaurant, Jackson, Miss. (Owners: Greta Brown Bully and Tyrone Bully); Matt’s Place Drive-In, Butte, Mont. (Owners: Robin and Brad Cockhill); Rancho de Chimayó Restaurante, Chimayo, N.M. (Owner: Florence Jaramillo)
2016 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year: Father Greg Boyle, Homeboy Industries, Los Angeles
2016 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award: Leah Chase, Dooky Chase’s Restaurant, New Orleans