Chefs Collaborative Chefs Collaborative members nominated for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards.

Chefs Collaborative is proud to recognize members in our network who have been nominated for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards.



Best Chefs in America

Best Chef: Great Lakes
Bruce Sherman, North Pond, Chicago
Paul Virant, Vie, Chicago

Best Chef: Midwest
Lenny Russo, Heartland, St. Paul

Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs)
Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern, NYC

Best Chef: Northeast
Tim Cushman, O Ya, Boston
Matt Jennings, La Laiterie, Providence
Tony Maws, Craigie on Main, Boston
Eric Warnstedt, Hen of the Wood, Waterbury

Best Chef: Northwest
Cathy Whims, Nostrana, Portland

Best Chef: Southwest
Bruce Auden, Biga on the Banks, San Antonio

Best Chef: South
Stephen Stryjewski, Cochon, New Orleans
Christopher Hastings, Hot and Hot Fish Club, Birmingham

Best Chef: Southeast
Andrea Reusing, Lantern, Chapel Hill


Restaurants and Chefs

Pastry Chef
Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery + Cafe, Boston

Outstanding Restaurant

Dan Barber, Blue Hill, NYC
Highland Bar and Grill, Birmingham, AL, Frank Stitt

Outstanding Chef
Suzanne Goin, Lucques, Los Angeles

Outstanding Service
Canlis, Seattle, Owners Brian Canlis and Mark Canlis
La Grenoille, NYC, Owners Charles and Gisele Masson
Per Se, NYC, Thomas Keller
Topolobampo, Chicago, Rick Bayless


Deborah Krasner, "Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat"
Environment, Food Politics, and Policy
Barry Estabrook, Gastronomica, "A Tale of Two Dairies"

Food-related Columns and Commentary
Tom Philpott,, "Time for the Public to Reinvest in Food-System Infrastructure", "How the Agrichemical Industry Turns Failure into Market Opportunity" and "The History of Urban Agriculture Should Inspire its Future" 

Barry Estabrook, The New York Times Magazine, "The Catch"

Individual Food Blog

Politics of the Plate,, Barry Estabrook


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Contact- Jennifer Ede

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