Semifinalists for the 2015 James Beard Awards

2009.05.04 JBF Awards

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The James Beard Foundation Restaurant & Chef Awards are coming up on May 4th. Not many of us will be attending in person, so here are the best ways to follow the James Beard Awards.

The list of Semifinalists for Best Chef: West include Oakland’s own Russell Moore from Camino, practically around the corner on Grande Avenue. Other local establishments who are in the running are:

Best New Restaurant
Lazy Bear, San Francisco
The Progress, San Francisco

Outstanding Baker
Belinda Leong and Michel Suas, B. Patisserie, San Francisco
Edmund and Kathleen Weber, Della Fattoria, Petaluma, CA
William Werner, Craftsman and Wolves, San Francisco

Outstanding Bar Program
Bar Agricole, San Francisco
Trick Dog, San Francisco

Outstanding Chef
Traci Des Jardins, Jardinière, San Francisco
Nancy Oakes, Boulevard, San Francisco
Michael Tusk, Quince, San Francisco

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Bill Corbett, Absinthe Group, San Francisco

Outstanding Restaurant
Acquerello, San Francisco
Greens, San Francisco
Restaurant Gary Danko, San Francisco

Rising Star Chef of the Year
Jessica Largey, Manresa, Los Gatos, CA
Jeremy Wayne, La Folie, San Francisco

Best Chef: West
Matthew Accarrino, SPQR, San Francisco
Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, State Bird Provisions, San Francisco
Dominique Crenn, Atelier Crenn, San Francisco
Tyler Florence, Wayfare Tavern, San Francisco
Corey Lee, Benu, San Francisco
Russell Moore, Camino, Oakland, CA
Jennifer Puccio, Marlowe, San Francisco
Joshua Skenes, Saison, San Francisco

And you can read the full list of semifinalists here.

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