The James Beard foundation has released its list of 403 semifinalists for its annual chef and restaurant awards. The list was assembled from more than 28,000 entries received since online polling was opened in mid-October.
Meanwhile, Food & Wine magazine has added a People’s Choice category to its annual Best New Chefs awards.
The Best New Chefs honors, which are presented to 10 chefs each year, have helped launch many culinary careers. Past winners include Thomas Kell