James Beard, legendary figure within American cuisine as teacher, author, and mentor, continues to live on in Beard Foundation’s programs, most notably, their renowned awards that honor chefs and other notable members of the food world. Chefs Collaborative is proud to say that year after year, our members have consistently received numerous nominations as leaders of the food world, this year being no exception. We want to offer our congratulations to some fantastic members that are finalists in this year’s James Beard awards and wish them the best of luck in the final round.

Our Member Finalists for the 2010 Awards  Include:

Donald Link and Paula Disbrowe’s Real Cajun for American Cooking Cookbooks

Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc at Home for General Cooking Cookbooks

Terra Brockman’s The Seasons on Henry’s Farm: A Year of Food and Life on a Sustainable Farm for Writing and Literature Cookbooks

Lynne Rossetto Kasper’s The Splendid Table for Audio Webcast or Radio Show Program

Rick Bayless’s Mexico One Plate at a Time for TV Food Personality

Suzanne Goin of Lucques in Los Angeles for Outstanding Chef

Mindy Segal of Mindy’s Hot Chocolate in Chicago for Outstanding Pastry Chef

Frank Stitt of Highlands Bar and Grill of Birmingham for Outstanding Restaurant

Bruce Sherman of North Pond in Chicago for Best Chef: Great Lakes

Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern in New York for Best Chef: New York City

Michael Leviton of Lumiere of West Newton, MA for Best Chef: Northeast

Tony Maws of Craigie on Main in Cambridge, MA for Best Chef: Northeast

Cathy Whims of Nostrana in Portland, Oregon for Best Chef: Northwest

Christopher Hastings of Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham for Best Chef: South

Andrea Reusing of Lantern in Chapel Hill for Best Chef: Southeast

Susan Spicer of Bayona in New Orleans for Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America


Again, congratulations to all our fantastic member finalists. Winners will be announced May 2. For a complete list of the finalists for the 2010 James Beard awards, click here.