JBF_LOGO_TWITTERChefs Collaborative is proud to recognize members in our network who are finalists for the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards. We are delighted to see so many members of Chefs Collaborative nominated for awards this year.

2013 James Beard Foundation Best Chefs In America Nominees

Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)

  • Paul Virant, Vie, Western Springs, IL
  • Andrew Zimmerman, Sepia, Chicago, IL

Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)

  • Justin Aprahamian*, Sanford, Milwaukee, WI

Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY State, RI, VT) 

Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)

Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV) 

Best New Restaurant

Outstanding Service

Outsanding Pastry Chef

Rising Star Chef of the Year

Oustanding Restaurant

2013 James Beard Foundation Journalism Nominees

Food Politics, Policy, and the Environment

Congratulations and good luck to the chefs, restauranteurs and food writers in our network and to all the nominees!