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Announcing the 2009 James Beard Award Winners

May 5 2009 - 9:15am


While the fashion world turned its eyes to the Met's Costume Institute Gala [1], the food glitterati had a celebration of their own last night.

The James Beard Awards [2], the food industry's equivalent to the Oscars, were announced in New York City at an awards ceremony hosted by Stanley Tucci (star of the upcoming Julie and Julia [3]), Emeril Lagasse [4], and Cat Cora. The festivities celebrated "Women in Food" with a postceremony gala hosted by Lidia Bastianich. Thirty-eight awards were presented, while the Journalism and Broadcast Media Awards were announced the night before at a special dinner.

The top winners were Blue Hill [5]'s Dan Barber (Outstanding Chef) and San Francisco's darling Nate Appleman (Rising Star Chef).

Aaron Sanchez

Alain Ducasse and Daniel Boulud

Cat Cora

Dan Barber

Daniel Boulud

To check out a list of winners and a gallery of images of the chefs in their finest, including Martha Stewart [6], Ted Allen, and Cat Cora, .

Outstanding Restaurateur Award
Drew Nieporent, Myriad Restaurant Group; New York, NY

Outstanding Chef Award
Dan Barber, Blue Hill; New York, NY

Outstanding Restaurant Award
Jean Georges, New York, NY; Chef/Owner: Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Owner: Phil Suarez

Rising Star Chef of the Year Award
Nate Appleman, A16; San Francisco, CA

Best New Restaurant
Momofuku Ko, New York, NY; Chef/Owner: David Chang

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Gina DePalma, Babbo; New York, NY

Outstanding Wine Service Award
Le Bernardin, New York, NY; Wine Director: Aldo Sohm

Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional
Dale DeGroff, Dale DeGroff Co., Inc.; New York, NY

Outstanding Service Award
Daniel, New York, NY; Owners: Daniel Boulud and Joel Smilow

For more details, check out the official list of categories and award winners [7].

Aaron Sanchez

Alain Ducasse and Daniel Boulud

Cat Cora

Dan Barber

Daniel Boulud

Drew Nieporent

Emeril Lagasse

Grant Achatz

Jacques Pepin

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten

Lidia Bastianich

Martha Stewart

Nate Appleman

Paul Liebrandt

Stanley Tucci

Ted Allen

Thomas Keller

Todd English

Tom Colicchio

Wylie Dufresne and David Chang

Source [8]


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