It’s been a weird year, but the awards will carry on in some form!
After a delay thanks to the coronavirus pandemic disruption, today the James Beard Foundation announced its 2020 finalists. Today, the Foundation revealed that the Restaurant and Chef Awards Gala will take place in late September, and the Media Awards will take place in late May.
The nominees include several Twin Cities based chefs. Past chef winners include Ann Kim, Gavin Kaysen, Tim McKee, Alex Roberts and Isaac Becker.
Here is the full list of all of the nominees.
The restaurants and chefs recognized are:
Best New Restaurant
Outstanding Pastry Chef
Diane Yang, Spoon and Stable
Best Chef Midwest
Steven Brown, Tilia
Jamie Malone, Grand Cafe
Christina Nguyen, Hai Hai
Eater file photo/James Beard Foundation