2009 James Beard Awards

Winners of the 2009 James Beard Awards were announced at a gala ceremony held at New York City's Lincoln Center on Monday, May 4. The event honors professionals in the food and beverage industries and includes awards for best restaurants, chefs, restaurateur, service and more. This year's festivities celebrated "Women in Food" and included a post-show reception featuring some of America's top female chefs, sommeliers, mixologists and artisanal producers. A list of the winners and their menus follows.

Outstanding Restaurant
Jean Georges
New York City

Outstanding Restaurateur
Drew Nieporent
Myriad Restaurant Group
New York City

Outstanding Chef
Dan Barber
Blue Hill
New York City

Rising Star Chef
Nate Appleman
San Francisco

Best New Restaurant
Momofuku Ko
New York City

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Gina DePalma
New York City

Outstanding Restaurant Design
The Publican

Outstanding Restaurant Graphics
The Corner Office
Denver, Colorado

Outstanding Service
Restaurant Daniel
New York City

Outstanding Wine Service
Le Bernardin
New York City

Best Chef Great Lakes Region
Michael Symon
Cleveland, Ohio

Best Chef Mid-Atlantic
Jose Garces
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Best Chef Midwest
Tim McKee
La Belle Vie
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Best Chef Northeast
Rob Evans
Portland, Maine

Best Chef Northwest
Maria Hines
Seattle, Washington

Best Chef Southwest
Paul Bartolotta
Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at Wynn Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada

Best Chef South
John Currence
City Grocery
Oxford, Mississippi

Best Chef Southeast
Mike Lata
Charleston, South Carolina

Best Chef Pacific
Douglas Keane
Healdsburg, California


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