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James Beard Award 2007 winners announced

Posted By Nicole On May 8, 2007 @ 6:53 pm In Food News,Foodies and Chefs,Restaurants | 5 Comments

The James Beard Awards annually recognize excellence in the food industry, honoring cookbooks, chefs, journalists, big-name restaurants and even small, local restaurants. The 2007 winners have just been announced and include:

  • Best Newspaper Food Section: The San Francisco Chronicle
  • Best Website Focusing on Food: Leite’s Culinaria
  • Cookbook Hall of Fame: The Moosewood Cookbook
  • Cookbook of the Year: The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook
  • Outstanding Restaurant of the Year: Frontera Grill (Chicago)
  • Outstanding Chef Award: Michel Richard (Citronelle, Washington D.C.)
  • Best New Restaurant: L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon (NY)
  • Outstanding Restaurateur: Thomas Keller
  • Rising Star Chef of the Year: David Chang (Momofuku Noodle Bar, NY)
  • Outstanding Pastry Chef Award: Michael Laskonis(Le Bernardin, NY)
  • Outstanding Service Award: Tru (Chicago)
  • Outstanding Wine Service: Michel Richard (Citronelle)
  • Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional: Paul Draper (Ridge Vineyards, Cupertino, CA)
  • Best Chefs in America (one from each of 10 regions): Grant Achatz (Alinea, Chicago, IL); TIE R.J. Cooper (Vidalia, Washington D.C.) and Frank Ruta (Palena, Washington D.C.); Traci Des Jardins (Jardinière, San Francisco, CA); Nobuo Fukuda (Sea Saw, Scottsdale, AZ); Donald Link (Herbsaint, New Orleans, LA); Scott Peacock (Watershed, Decatur, GA); Frank McClelland (L’Espalier, Boston, MA); John Sundstrom (Lark, Seattle, WA); Celina Tio (The American Restaurant, Kansas City, MO); and David Waltuck (Chanterelle).
  • Humanitarian of the Year: Art Smith
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Barbara Kafka
  • America’s Classics Awards (six small, regional restaurants): Aunt Carrie’s (Narragansett, RI); Brookville Hotel (Abilene, KS); Doe’s Eat Place (Greenville, MS); The Pickwick (Duluth, MN); Primanti Brothers (Pittsburgh, PA); and Weaver D’s (Athens, GA).

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