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Winners: 2012 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards

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The James Beard Foundation announced the winners of the 2012 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards tonight, the highest honor for food and beverage professionals (see the list of 2012 finalists and the 2011 winners).

Here are a few of the highlights:

· Outstanding Chef: Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park, NYC
· Outstanding Pastry Chef: Mindy Segal, Mindy's Hot Chocolate, Chicago
· Rising Star Chef: Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar, NYC
· Outstanding Restaurateur: Tom Douglas, Tom Douglas Restaurants, Seattle
· Best New Restaurant: Next, Chicago
· Outstanding Restaurant: Boulevard, San Francisco
· Outstanding Service: La Grenouille, NYC

Also of note is Paul Qui (Uchiko, Austin) winning Best Chef: Southwest. Not a bad year for Qui, what with winning Top Chef Texas back in March.


2012 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards

Rising Star Chef of the Year
Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar, NYC

Outstanding Bar Program
PDT, NYC

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional
Paul Grieco, Terroir, NYC

Outstanding Wine Program
No. 9 Park, Boston

Best Chef: Great Lakes
Bruce Sherman, North Pond, Chicago

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
Maricel Presilla, Cucharamama, Hoboken, NJ

Best Chef: Midwest
Tory Miller, L’Etoile, Madison, WI

Best Chef: New York City
Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern

Best Chef: Northwest
Matt Dillon, Sitka & Spruce, Seattle

Best Chef: Pacific
Matt Molina, Osteria Mozza, Los Angeles

Best Chef: Northeast
Tim Cushman, O Ya, Boston

Best Chef: South
Chris Hastings, Hot and Hot Fish Club, Birmingham, AL

Best Chef: Southeast
TIE
Linton Hopkins, Restaurant Eugene, Atlanta, GA
Hugh Acheson, Five and Ten, Athens, GA

Best Chef: Southwest
Paul Qui, Uchiko, Austin

Outstanding Restaurant Design
Le Bernardin, NYC, Design Firm: Bentel & Bentel Architects

Outstanding Restaurant Graphics
The Americano at Hôtel Americano, NYC, Design Firm: Pandiscio Co.

2012 Who’s Who Inductees
Grant Achatz, Mark Bittman, Dana Cowin, Emily Luchetti, and Marvin Shanken

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Mindy Segal of Mindy’s HotChocolate, Chicago

Best New Restaurant
Next, Chicago

Outstanding Service
La Grenouille, NYC

Outstanding Restaurateur
Tom Douglas, Tom Douglas Restaurants, Seattle

Outstanding Restaurant
Boulevard, San Francisco

Winner of Outstanding Chef
Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park, NYC


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