2019 James Beard Award Winners: Chefs + Restaurants

2019 James Beard Award Winners

The winners have been decided for the 2019 James Beard Foundation Awards. It was highly competitive across all categories as these hospitality professionals are all at the top of their games, be it up and comers or seasoned veterans. Find a table at this year’s picks — or at one of the more than 51,000 restaurants on OpenTable. Congratulations to all the 2019 James Beard Award honorees:

Best New Restaurant

Frenchette, New York, New York

Outstanding Restaurant

Zahav, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Outstanding Restaurateur

Rob Katz and Kevin Boehm, Boka Restaurant Group, Chicago, Illinois, Boka, Girl & the Goat, Momotaro, and others

Outstanding Wine Program

Benu, San Francisco, California

Outstanding Chef

Ashley Christensen, Poole’s Diner, Raleigh, North Carolina

Rising Star of the Year

Kwame Onwuachi, Kith / Kin, Washington, D.C. (pictured, above)

Outstanding Pastry Chef

Kelly Fields, Willa Jean, New Orleans, Louisiana

Best Chef: Great Lakes

Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark, Parachute, Chicago, Illinois

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic

Tom Cunanan, Bad Saint, Washington, D.C.

Best Chef: Midwest

Ann Kim, Young Joni, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Best Chef: New York City

Jody Williams and Rita Sodi, Via Carota

Best Chef: Northeast

Tony Messina, Uni, Boston, Massachusetts

Best Chef: Northwest

Brady Williams, Canlis, Seattle, Washington

Best Chef: South

Vishwesh Bhatt, Snackbar, Oxford, Mississippi

Best Chef: Southeast

Mashama Bailey, The Grey, Savannah, Georgia

Best Chef: Southwest

Charleen Badman, FnB, Scottsdale, Arizona

Best Chef: West

Michael CimarustiProvidence, Los Angeles, California

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Photo credit: Rey Lopez