The food world may often be dominated by men, but on Monday night a slew of talented female chefs and food professionals took home some of the biggest awards in the industry. The winners of the 2014 James Beard Awards were announced at the foundation's annual party in New York, where women took home the coveted titles of Best Chef: New York (April Bloomfield), Best Chef: Northwest (Naomi Pomeroy) and Outstanding Restaurateur (Barbara Lynch). But the win we're most excited about? LA's very own Nancy Silverton, who won the prestigious Outstanding Chef award for her work with La Brea Bakery and Pizzeria Mozza.
Here is the full list of winners:
Outstanding Chef: Nancy Silverton; Pizzeria Mozza
Outstanding Restaurateur: Barbara Lynch; Barbara Lynch Gruppo
Outstanding Pastry Chef: Dominique Ansel (Cronut connoisseur); Dominique Ansel Bakery, NYC
Best Chef: Great Lakes: Dave Beran; Next, Chicago
Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic: Vikram Sunderam; Rasika, Washington, D.C.
Best Chef: Midwest: Justin Aprahamian; Sanford, Milwaukee
Best Chef: New York City: April Bloomfield; The Spotted Pig, NYC
Best Chef: Northeast: Jamie Bissonnette; Coppa, Boston
Best Chef: Northwest: Naomi Pomeroy; Beast, Portland, OR
Best Chef: South: Ryan Prewitt; Pêche Seafood Grill, New Orleans & Sue Zemanick; Gautreau's, New Orleans
Best Chef: Southeast: Ashley Christensen; Poole's Downtown Diner, Raleigh, NC
Best Chef: Southwest: Chris Shepherd; Underbelly, Houston
Best Chef: West: Daniel Patterson; Coi, San Francisco
Best New Restaurant: Pêche Seafood Grill, New Orleans
Outstanding Restaurant: The Slanted Door, San Francisco
Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional: Garret Oliver; Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn, NY
Outstanding Wine Program: The Barn at Blackberry Farm; Walland, TN
Oustanding Bar Program: The Bar at the NoMad Hotel, NYC
Outstanding Service: The Restaurant at Meadowood; St. Helena, CA
Rising Star Chef of the Year: Jimmy Bannos Jr.; The Purple Pig, Chicago & Blaine Wetzel; The Willows Inn on Lummi Island, Lummi Island, WA
What do you think of the winners list? Let us know in the comments below!
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