11:00 am February 17, 2011, by John Kessler
The James Beard Foundation Award For Excellence season is upon us, and once again a number of prominent local chefs are among the semifinalists, which were announced today. Most categories list 20 semifinalists, though a few have more.
Restaurant award judges throughout the country (of which I am one) will vote from this list to determine the five finalists in each category. The finalists will be announced on March 21.
The Georgians cited today are:
OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF
OUTSTANDING WINE SERVICE
RISING STAR CHEF OF THE YEAR
BEST CHEF: SOUTHEAST
Congrats to all.
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