The list of Restaurant and Chef semifinalists for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the food and beverage industries, was announced today, and Milwaukee has four nominations.
BEST CHEF: MIDWEST
Peggy Magister of Crazy Water
Dan Van Rite of Hinterland
RISING STAR CHEF OF THE YEAR
Justin Aprahamian, Sanford, Milwaukee
On Monday, March 22, 2010, the James Beard Foundation will announce the final Restaurant and Chef nominees during an invitation-only breakfast at Dickie Brennan’s acclaimed Palace Café in New Orleans’ French Quarter. The nominations will also be announced live via the James Beard Foundation’s Twitter page.
The list of final nominees will include five finalists in each award category, narrowed down from the list of semifinalists by a panel of more than 400 judges. Winners will be announced at the highly-anticipated James Beard Foundation Awards Ceremony and Gala Reception, taking place on Monday, May 3, 2010 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.
See this year’s full semifinalist list here: