James Beard Awards name 13 Colorado restaurants and chefs as finalists

Jan 24, 2024, 3:46 PM | Updated: Jan 25, 2024, 9:35 am

James Beard Awards names 13 Colorado restaurants and chefs as finalists...

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James Beard Awards name 13 Colorado restaurants and chefs as finalists.

The 2024 Restaurant and Chef Awards Semifinalists for the James Beard Awards have been announced. These awards recognize talent and achievements in the culinary field across the nation.

Numerous restaurants in Denver and throughout Colorado have been selected as semifinalists. The semifinalists, however, have a considerable journey ahead. In each category, there are approximately 20 or more semifinalists who are still competing. The announcement of the nominees is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, while the winners will be revealed on Monday, June 10.

Here are some of the Colorado nominees:

Outstanding Restaurateur

Outstanding Chef

  • Barclay Dodge, Bosq, Aspen

Outstanding Restaurant

Emerging Chef

  • Kenneth Wan, MAKfam, Denver 

Best New Restaurant

Outstanding Pastry Chef or Baker

Best Chef: Mountain (CO, ID, MT, UT, WY) 

Established in 1990 with the first awards given in 1991, the James Beard Awards are among the nation’s most prestigious honors recognizing leaders in the culinary and food media industries, and those in the broader food systems. The Awards are overseen by the Awards Committee. Each Awards program (Book, Broadcast Media, Journalism, Leadership, and Restaurant and Chef) has its own subcommittee members who volunteer their time to oversee the policies, procedures, and selection of judges for their respective program. All James Beard Award winners receive a certificate and a medallion engraved with the James Beard Foundation Awards insignia.




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