James Beard Foundation Awards 2009 Nominations | James Beard Foundation Awards 2009 result

The James Beard Foundation award 2009 was held on yesterday 4th May 2009 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.

The James Beard Foundation is the nation's most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the food and beverage industries. It was announced the Nominee for James Beard Foundation Awards 2009.

The James Beard Foundation Awards are the country’s most coveted honor for chefs; food and beverage professionals; broadcast media, journalists, and authors working on food; and restaurant architects and designers.

The James Beard Foundation award hosted by Cat Cora, Emeril Lagasse and Stanley Tucci. In this Awards 28 Categories were presented, including Restaurant and Chef, Book, Design and Graphics, and special achievement awards.

James Beard Foundation Awards 2009 Nominations List

  • Outstanding Restaurant nominees: Babbo, Boulevard, Fore Street, Highlands Bar & Grill, and Jean Georges
  • Outstanding Chef (All-Clad Metalcrafters): José Andrés, Dan Barber, Tom Colicchio, Suzanne Goin, and Paul Kahan
  • Outstanding Service nominees (Stella Artois): Daniel, Emeril’s New Orleans, La Grenouille, Spiaggia, and Vetri
  • Outstanding Restaurateur nominees: Tom Douglas, Keith McNally, Richard Melman, Drew Nieporent, and Stephen Starr
  • Outstanding Pastry Chef (All-Clad Metalcrafters): Gina DePalma, Kamel Guechida, Pichet Ong, Nicole Plue, and Mindy Segal
  • Best New Restaurant nominees (Lexus): The Bazaar by José Andrés, Corton, L2O, Momofuku Ko, and Scarpetta
  • Best Chef: Great Lakes nominees: Koren Grieveson, Arun Sampanthavivat, Bruce Sherman, Michael Symon, and Alex Young
  • Best Chef: Midwest nominees are: Isaac Becker, Gerard Craft, Colby Garrelts, Tim McKee, Alexander Roberts
  • The Rising Star nominees: Nate Appleman, Sean Brock, Johnny Monis, Gabriel Rucker, Michael Solomonov, and Sue Zemanick
  • The Best Chef: New York City nominees are: Michael Anthony, Terrance Brennan, Wylie Dufresne, Gabrielle Hamilton, and Gabriel Kreuther
  • The Best Chef: Northeast nominees are: Rob Evans, Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier, Michael Leviton, Tony Maws, and Marc Orfaly
  • The nominees for Best Chef: Southeast are: Hugh Acheson, Linton Hopkins, Mike Lata, Bill Smith, and Bob Waggoner
  • The Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic nominees: Cathal Armstrong, Jose Garces, Peter Pastan, Maricel Presilla, and Vikram Sunderam
  • The nominees for Best Chef: South are: Zach Bell, John Currence, John Harris, Douglas Rodriguez, and Michael Schwartz
  • The nominees for Best Chef: Pacific are: Jeremy Fox, Douglas Keane, Loretta Keller, David Kinch, and Daniel Patterson
  • The nominees for Best Chef: Southwest are: Paul Bartolotta, Sharon Hage, Ryan Hardy, Claude Le Tohic, and Andrew Weissman
  • The Best Chef: Northwest nominees are: Maria Hines, Joseba Jiménez de Jiménez, Ethan Stowell, Cathy Whims, Jason Wilson
  • Wine & Spirits Pro (Southern Wine & Spirits of NY): Dale DeGroff, Merry Edwards, Garrett Oliver, John and Doug Shafer, Julian P. Van Winkle
  • The 2009 inductees into the Who’s Who of Food & Beverage are: David Burke, John T. Edge, Dorothy Cann Hamilton, Betty Fussell, Clark Wolf
  • Rest. Graphics: Jason Pickleman/Donald Madia (Publican), Denise Korn/Javier Cortés/Bryant Ross (Corner Office), Steven Solomon (Terroir)
  • The Outstanding Wine Service nominees are: Bin 36, Blackberry Farm, Le Bernardin, Patina, and Picasso at Bellagio
  • Photography: The Big Fat Duck Cookbook, Decadent Desserts, and Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya
  • Writing and Literature: In Defense of Food, Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper, and Raising Steaks
  • Rest. Design: Thomas Schlesser (Publican), Thomas Schlesser (Bar Boulud),and Philippe Starck/Bruno Barrione/Theresa Fatino (The Bazaar)
  • International: Beyond the Great Wall, Jewish Holiday Cooking, and Southeast Asian Flavors
  • Reference and Scholarship: Milk, The Flavor Bible, and The Science of Good Food
  • Healthy Focus: Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook, and The Food You Crave
  • Cooking from a Professional Point of View: Alinea, The Big Fat Duck Cookbook, and Under Pressure
  • Beverage: The Harney and Sons Guide to Tea, The Wines of Burgundy, and WineWise
  • General Cooking: How to Cook Everything (10th Anniv. Ed.), Martha Stewart’s Cooking School, and The Bon Appétit Fast Easy Fresh Cookbook
  • Baking: Bakewise, Baking for All Occasions, and The Art and Soul of Baking
  • American Cooking: Arthur Schwartz’s Jewish Home Cooking, Cooking Up a Storm, and Screen Doors and Sweet Tea
  • The nominees for this year’s Book Awards (Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate) are: The 2009 Lifetime Achievement honoree is Ella Brennan of the Brennan Family of Restaurants, which includes Commander’s Palace. This year’s Humanitarian of the Year recipient is Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest)
  • 2009 America’s Classics: Arnold’s Country Kitchen, Breitbach’s Country Dining, Mustache Bill’s Diner, Totonno’s, and Yank Sing
  • The Broadcast Media Award Nominees (Viking Range Corporation) for television, webcast, and radio programs aired in 2008 are: MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award: Celia Barbour (O, The Oprah Magazine), Aleksandra Crapanzano (Gourmet), Alan Richman (GQ)
  • Video Webcast: School Lunch Revolutionary (Chow.com), Art of Blending (Graperadio.com), Savoring the Best of World Flavors (Ciaprochef.com)
  • Food Blogs: The BA Foodist (Bonappetit.com), Hunter Angler Gardener Cook (Honest-food.net) Our One-Block Diet (Oneblockdiet.sunset.com)
  • Website Focusing on Food, Beverage, Restaurant, or Nutrition: Chow.com, Epicurious.com, and Gourmet.com
  • Multimedia: Ruth Reichl (Gourmet.com): Gourmet Cookbook Club and The Test Kitchen; Mike Sula (Chicagoreader.com): Whole Hog Project
  • Writing on Spirits, Wine, or Beer: Jon Bonné (San Francisco Chronicle), Jay McInerney (Men’s Vogue), Alan Richman (GQ)
  • Restaurant Reviews: Jonathan Gold (LA Weekly), Adam Platt (New York Magazine), and Tom Sietsema (The Washington Post)
  • Food-Related Columns: Dorie Greenspan (Bon Appétit), Corby Kummer (The Atlantic), and Laura Shapiro (Gourmet.com)
  • Nutrition/Food-Related Issues: Barry Estabrook (Gourmet), Mark Adams, et al (New York Magazine), Rachael Moeller Gorman (EatingWell)
  • Magazine Feature with Recipes: Edna Lewis (Gourmet)*published posthumously, David Dobbs and John Ash (EatingWell), James Peterson (Saveur)
  • Magazine Feature Writing w/o Recipes: Alan Richman (GQ), Patricia Sharpe (Texas Monthly), Monique Truong (Gourmet)
  • Magazine Feature Writing about Restaurants and/or Chefs: Ruth Reichl (Gourmet), Alan Richman (Departures), Anya von Bremzen (Food & Wine)
  • Newspaper Food Section: Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Washington Posteb
  • Newspaper Feature w/ Recipes: Rebekah Denn (Seattle Post-Intelligencer), David Leite (New York Times), Kathleen Purvis (Charlotte Observer)
  • Newspaper Feature w/o Recipes: Monica Eng (Chicago Tribune), Kristen Hinman (Riverfront Times), and Craig LaBan (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

James Beard Foundation Awards 2009 winner List

Restaurant And Chefs winner

  • Outstanding Restaurateur: Drew Nieporent, Myriad Restaurant Group, New York
  • Outstanding Chef: Dan Barber, Blue Hill, New York
  • Outstanding Restaurant: Jean Georges, Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Phil Suarez, New York
  • Outstanding New Restaurant: Momofuku Ko, David Chang and Peter Serpico, New York
  • Rising Star Chef: Nate Appleman, A16, San Francisco
  • Outstanding Pastry Chef: Gina DePalma, Babbo, New York
  • Outstanding Wine Service: Le Bernardin, Wine Director: Aldo Sohm, New York
  • Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional: Dale DeGroff, Dale DeGroff Co., New York
  • Outstanding Service: Daniel, Daniel Boulud, New York

Chefs Regional

  • Best Chef Great Lakes : Michael Symon, Lola, Cleveland
  • Best Chef Mid-Atlantic : Jose Garces, Amada, Philadelphia
  • Best Chef Midwest : Tim McKee, La Belle Vie, Minneapolis
  • Best Chef New York : Gabriel Kreuther, The Modern, New York
  • Best Chef Northeast : Rob Evans, Hugo's, Portland, Maine
  • Best Chef Northwest : Maria Hines, Tilth, Seattle
  • Best Chef Southwest : Paul Bartolotta, Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at Wynn Las Vegas, Las Vegas
  • Best Chef South : John Currence, City Grocery, Oxford, Miss.
  • Best Chef Southeast : Mike Lata, Fig, Charleston, S.C.
  • Best Chef Pacific : Douglas Keane, Cyrus, Healdsburg, Calif.

Books Awards winner

  • Cookbook of the Year : Jennifer McLagan, "Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, with Recipes"
  • Cookbook Hall of Fame : Jane Grigson, body of work including "The Art of Charcuterie," ''Good Things," and "Jane Grigson's Vegetable Book"
  • American Cooking : Martha Hall Foose, "Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook"
  • Baking and Dessert : Shirley O. Corriher, "Bakewise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Baking"
  • Beverage : Steven Kolpan, Brian H. Smith, Michael A. Weiss and The Culinary Institute of America, "WineWise: Your Complete Guide to Understanding, Selecting, and Enjoying Wine"
  • Cooking from a Professional Point of View : Grant Achatz, "Alinea"
  • General : Mark Bittman, "How to Cook Everything (Completely Revised Tenth Anniversary Edition)"
  • Healthy Focus : Ellie Krieger, "The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life"
  • International : Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid, "Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the Other China"
  • Photography : Photographer: Dominic Davies, "The Big Fat Duck Cookbook"
  • Reference : Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, "The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs"
  • Single Subject : Jennifer McLagan, "Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, with Recipes"
  • Writing and Literature : Michael Pollan, "In Defense of Food"

Other Awards winner

  • Humanitarian of the year : Feeding America
  • Lifetime achievement : Ella Brenna

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