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2022 James Beard Award Nominees Announced

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By Chris LaMorte

The final nominations for the culinary world’s answer to the Oscars are out. Congratulations to all of the 2022 James Beard nominated chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, and other hospitality pros who have been recognized for their achievements this year. The awards will be held June 13th at a star chef-studded gala in Chicago. If you’re hungry to find out what all the buzz is about, you can find the following nominees on Tock.

Outstanding Restaurateur
Ellen Yin, High Street Hospitality Group ( + bar, High Street Philly, and others), Philadelphia

Emerging Chef
Serigne Mbaye, Dakar Nola, New Orleans

Outstanding Hospitality
Cúrate, Asheville, NC

Outstanding Bar Program
barmini by José Andrés, Washington, D.C.

Best New Restaurant
BARDA, Detroit
Kasama, Chicago

Best Chef California
James Syhabout, Commis, Oakland, CA

Best Chef Great Lakes
Noah Sandoval, Oriole, Chicago
John Shields and Karen Urie Shields, Smyth, Chicago

Best Chef Mid-Atlantic
Chutatip “Nok” Suntaranon, Kalaya Thai Kitchen, Philadelphia

Best Chef Midwest
Dane Baldwin, The Diplomat, Milwaukee
Karen Bell, Bavette La Boucherie, Milwaukee
Gregory León, Amilinda, Milwaukee
Yia Vang, Union Hmong Kitchen, Minneapolis

Best Chef Mountain
Cody Cheetham, Tavernetta, Denver

Best Chef New York State
Junghyun Park, Atomix, NYC

Best Chef Pacific Northwest
Carlo Lamagna, Magna Kusina, Portland, OR
Mutsuko Soma, Kamonegi, Seattle

Best Chef Southeast
Katie Button, Cúrate, Asheville, NC

Best Chef South
Melissa M. Martin, Mosquito Supper Club, New Orleans


See the full list of James Beard Award semifinalists, which were announced last month.

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