Four Minnesotans are 2019 James Beard finalists

The finalists for the 2019 James Beard Foundation Awards were announced from Houston this morning, and four Minnesotans have punched their ticket to the awards galas. They are: Best Chef Midwest Ann Kim, Young Joni (See: Kim chats with Steve Hoffman about KFC and Kimchi) Jamie Malone, Grand Cafe (See: Steve Hoffman’s interview with Malone and … [ Read more]

Gavin Kaysen named Best Chef Midwest at 2018 James Beard Awards

Gavin Kaysen, chef and owner of Bellecour in Wayzata and Spoon and Stable in Minneapolis, won big at the James Beard Awards ceremony on Monday night when he became the fifth Minnesota chef in history to be named Best Chef Midwest. In his acceptance speech, he credited his family with his decision to move back … [ Read more]

MSP well-represented on longlist of James Beard Awards 2018 semifinalists

The James Beard Award Foundation released their longlist of semifinalists for their 2018 honors Thursday morning. Minneapolis–St. Paul was well represented, placing seven entries in the regional powerhouse category of Best Chef: Midwest. For national honors, the 2010 Best Chef: Midwest, Alex Roberts of Restaurant Alma, nabbed his second consecutive semifinal nod for Outstanding Chef nationwide. … [ Read more]

Jorge Guzman, Steven Brown named finalists for James Beard 2017 Best Chef: Midwest

The James Beard Foundation Awards list of finalists was announced today, March 15. Among the five finalists for Best Chef: Midwest is Steven Brown, who has added to the success of his Linden Hills institution, Tilia, with a elegant new-French vibe of St. Genevieve. Also a finalist: Jorge Guzman (above), who has received national acclaim … [ Read more]