Aftermath: The 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards

Star chefs including Danny Bowien, Wylie Dufresne and David Chang gather for the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards gala. Check out photos and a list of winners below.

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    Danny Bowien at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Maguy Le Coze at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Maile Carpenter, editor-in-chief of Food Network Magazine, and Wylie Dufresne at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    David Chang at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Emeril Lagasse at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Daniel Boulud at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Jeff Katz, Mark Ladner and Brooks Headley at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Dan Barber at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Michael White at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Drew Nieporent at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Alex Stupak at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Audrey Saunders at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Stephanie Izard at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Belinda Chang at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Grant Achatz at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Padma Lakshmi at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Jacques Pepin and Susan Ungaro at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Thomas Keller at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Toby Maloney at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Todd English at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Dominique Ansel at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Anne Burrell at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    David Wondrich at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    April Bloomfield at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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    Zarela Martinez and Aarón Sanchez at the James Beard Foundation Awards

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Danny Bowien at the James Beard Foundation Awards


Last night, food-world glitterati packed Avery Fisher Hall for the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards. New York heavyweights took top honors at the annual gala, with the unstoppable Danny Bowien (Mission Chinese Food)—kitted out in a white Dries Van Noten suit and Jordans—anointed Rising Star Chef of the Year, while Dan Barber's farm-to-table beacon Blue Hill picked up the Outstanding Restaurant award. Maguy Le Coze (Le Bernadin), elegant in fur and a beaded down, became the first woman honored as Outstanding Restaurateur. And after a decade of nominations, Wylie Dufresne (wd~50)—the restaurant industry's Susan Lucci—finally won Best Chef: New York City. Italian blockbuster Del Posto also scored a pair of big honors: Outstanding Service and Outstanding Pastry Chef for Brooks Headley.

On the after-party circuit, many revelers kicked things off down the street at Boulud Sud. Prosecco flowed at Del Posto, where Lidia Bastianich toasted her team in front of a crowd of boldfaced names, including Wylie Dufresne, Emeril Lagasse and Kate Krader. And the NoMad's dynamic duo Daniel Humm and Will Guidara, who normally throw a last-stop rager at Eleven Madison Park, changed things up this year with a sweaty, DJ-fueled loft bash so loud and crowded, it was shut down by the cops around 2am. 

Click through our slide show for a look at the festivities, visit @thefeednyc for highlights and check out the full list of NYC winners below.

Outstanding Chef (tie): David Chang (Momofuku Noodle Bar) and Paul Kahan (Blackbird)

Rising Star Chef of the Year: Danny Bowien (Mission Chinese Food)

Best Chef: New York City: Wylie Dufresne (wd~50)

Outstanding Pastry Chef: Brooks Headley (Del Posto)

Outstanding Restaurant: Blue Hill

Outstanding Restaurant Design (75 seats and under): Taavo Somer (Isa)

Outstanding Restaurateur: Maguy Le Coze (Le Bernadin)

Outstanding Service: Del Posto

Check out the full list of winners.


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