2012 James Beard Award Winners

James Beard AwardsBest New Restaurant
Next, Chicago

Outstanding Chef
Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park in New York

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Mindy Segal of Mindy’s Hot Chocolate in Chicago

Outstanding Restaurant
Boulevard in San Francisco

Outstanding Restaurateur
Tom Douglas of Tom Douglas Restaurants in Seattle

Outstanding Service
La Grenouille in New York

Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional
Paul Grieco of Terroir in New York

Outstanding Wine Program
No. 9 Park in Boston

Outstanding Bar Program
PDT in New York

Rising Star Chef Of The Year
Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar in New York


Great Lakes
Bruce Sherman of North Pond in Chicago

Maricel Presilla of Cucharamama in Hoboken, N.J.

Tory Miller of L’Etoile in Madison, Wisc.

New York City
Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern in New York

Tim Cushman of O Ya in Boston

Matt Dillon of Sitka & Spruce in Seattle

Matt Molina of Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles

Chris Hastings of Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham, Ala.
Southeast (tie)
Hugh Acheson of Five and Ten in Athens, Ga. & Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta

Paul Qui of Uchiko in Austin, Texas

James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
Wolfgang Puck

James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year
Charlie Trotter

James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America Inductees
Grant Achatz, chef and author, Chicago
Mark Bittman, journalist and author, New York
Dana Cowin, editor-in-chief at Food and Wine magazine, New York
Emily Luchetti, pastry chef and author, San Francisco
Marvin Shanken, publisher, New York

James Beard Foundation America’s Classics
The Fry Bread House in Phoenix
Owner: Cecelia Miller
Nora’s Fish Creek Inn in Wilson, Wyo.
Owners: Nora Tygum, Trace Tygum and Kathryn Tygum Taylor
St. Elmo Steak House in Indianapolis
Owners: Stephen Huse and Craig Huse
Jones Bar-B-Q Diner in Marianna, Ark.
Owners: James and Betty Jones
Shady Glen in Manchester, Conn.
Owners: William and Annette Hoch

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Stuart is a celebrity chef, food activist and award-winning food writer. He penned the cookbooks Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes of the Gulf of Mexico, No Sides Needed: 34 Recipes To Simplify Life and Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor." His recipes have been featured in Current, Lagniappe, Southern Tailgater, The Kitchen Hotline and on the Cooking Channel.

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Stuart’s Honors & Awards
2015 1st Place Luck of the Irish Cook-off
2015 4th Place Downtown Cajun Cook-off
2015 2nd Place Fins' Wings & Chili Cook-off
2014 2015 4th Place LA Gumbo Cook-off
2012 Taste Award nominee for best chef (web)
2012 Finalist in the Safeway Next Chef Contest
2011 Taste Award Nominee for Little Grill Big Flavor
2011, 12 Member: Council of Media Tastemakers
2011 Judge: 29th Chef's of the Coast Cook-off
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Wing Cook-off
2011 Cooking Channel Perfect 3 Recipe Finalist
2011 Judge: Dauphin Island Gumbo Cook-off
2011 Culinary Hall of Fame Member
2010 Tasty Awards Judge
2010 Judge: Bayou La Batre Gumbo Cook-off
2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Award Nominee
2010 Chef2Chef Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2010 Denay's Top 10 Best Food Blogs
2009 2nd Place Bay Area Food Bank Chef Challenge
2008 Tava: Discovery Contest Runner-up
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