2018 James Beard Award Winners + Michael Murphy’s Rosé Bowl

2018 James Beard Award Winners

The 2018 James Beard Awards were held in Chicago on May 7, 2018.  Before the big event, known as the Oscars of the culinary industry, we attended Michael Murphy’s annual Rosé Bowl at Bellemore (photo courtesy of Bonphotage). Then, the OpenTable team hit the ceremony to root for all the nominees and celebrate this year’s honorees. Congratulations to all the chef and restaurant 2018 James Beard Award winners. And, diners, be sure to book a table at any of these restaurants to experience excellence.

Winners include:

Best New Restaurant
Junebaby, Seattle, Washington

Outstanding Restaurant
Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, Alabama

Outstanding Restaurateur
Caroline Styne, Lucques, Los Angeles, California (and others)

Outstanding Service
Zuni Cafe, San Francisco, California

Outstanding Bar Program
Cure, New Orleans, Louisiana

Outstanding Wine Program
FIG, Charleston, South Carolina

Outstanding Chef
Gabrielle Hamilton, Prune, New York, New York

Rising Star of the Year
Camille Cogswell, Zahav, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Dolester Miles, Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, Alabama

Best Chef: Great Lakes
Abraham Conlon, Fat Rice, Chicago, Illinois

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
Jeremiah Langhorne, The Dabney, Washington, D.C.

Best Chef: Midwest
Gavin Kaysen, Spoon and Stable, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Best Chef: New York City
Missy Robbins, Lilia, Brooklyn

Best Chef: Northeast
Karen Akunowicz, Myers + Chang, Boston, Massachusetts

Best Chef: Northwest
Edouardo Jordan, Salare, Seattle, Washington (pictured above, with Christa Quarles and Michael Murphy)

Best Chef: South
Nina Compton, Compère Lapin, New Orleans, Louisiana

Best Chef: Southeast
Rodney Scott, Rodney Scott’s BBQ, Charleston, South Carolina

Best Chef: Southwest
Alex Seidel, Mercantile Dining and Provision, Denver, Colorado

Best Chef: West
Dominique Crenn, Atelier Crenn, San Francisco, California

How many of these award-winning chefs and restaurants have you dined with or at? Let us know here in the comments or over on FacebookG+InstagramPinterest, or Twitter. And, remember to snap + share your #dishpics with us on Instagram for a chance to win in our weekly giveaway.

Photo credit: Bonphotage.