New Orleans Has 14 on the 2018 James Beard Semi-Finalists List

Posted by on February 16, 2018

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New Orleans Has 14 on the 2018 James Beard Semi-Finalists List

New Orleans top chefs are denoted by the James Beard Foundation. New Orleans has always been a culinary mecca, and in 2018 we are keeping the pace with 14 chefs who have been included in the James Beard semi-finalists.

The James Beard Foundation Semi-Finalists are elected from 23,000 on line entries.  Judges, committee member and previous winners narrow the entries to the Semi-Finalists.  The Finalists will be announced in March.  Our congratulations to out to: 

Best New Restaurant

Outstanding Restaurateur
JoAnn Clevenger, Upperline

Outstanding Chef  

Donald Link, Herbsaint

Outstanding Pastry Chef  
Kelly Fields, Willa Jean 
Outstanding Bar Program  

Outstanding Service 

Outstanding Wine Program  
Best Chefs: South
Nina Compton, Compère Lapin 
Kristen Essig and Michael Stoltzfus, Coquette 
Michael Gulotta, Maypop
Slade Rushing, Brennan's 
Hieu Than, Kin
Isaac Toups, Toups' Meatery
Martha Wiggins, Sylvain 

Posted by on February 16, 2018