The James Beard Foundation Names 2015 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists

Bâtard, Cosme, and Gavin Kaysen’s Spoon and Stable are among the nominees for Best New Restaurant

Michael Solomonov, Andy Ricker, and Traci Des Jardins have all been named contenders for the Outstanding Chef award. 

The James Beard Foundation has announced the semifinalists for the 2015 Restaurant and Chef Award categories, and the full list is available on the Foundation’s blog.

For Best New Restaurant, contenders include Cosme and Bâtard in New York City, Lazy Bear in San Francisco, Abe Fisher in Philadelphia, Petit Trois in Los Angeles, and Spoon and Stable in Minneapolis, to name a few.

Dan Barber’s Blue Hill at Stone BarnsPer SeThe Spotted Pig, and Spiaggia are among the semifinalists for Outstanding Restaurant.  

Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern, Sean Brock of Husk, and Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune have all been tapped as Outstanding Chef semifinalists, among many others.

Check out the full list of semifinalists on the James Beard Foundation’s blog.

The 2015 James Beard Awards gala will be held at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 4.


The Foundation's Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner will take place at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City on Friday, April 24.