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New Orleans Chefs Haul in James Beard Award Nominations

Here in the South's foodie capital, chefs continue to get heaping helpings of recognition from the James Beard Foundation. This year, four out of the five nominees in the category of Best Chef: South are Crescent City Culinary practitioners. Tory MacPhail (Commander's Palace), Alon Shaya (Domenica), Justin Devillier (La Petite Grocery) and John Harris (Lilette) are all nominees in the category, which has crowned New Orleans winners such as Emeril, Besh and Link. Click through to see other nominated New Orleanians.


Outstanding Chef Donald Link, Herbsaint


Rising Star Chef of the Year (Chefs Under 30) Sue Zemanick, Gautreau's


Outstanding Wine Program Emeril's


Food Journalism (Environment, Food Politics and Policy) Brett Anderson, for “New Orleans Family Oyster Company Sees Only Dark Days  Ahead,” “One Year After Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill, Collins Family  Tries to Hang Onto 90-Year-Old Oyster Business,” The Times Picayune


Coookbooks (General Cooking) John Besh, My Family Table



The awards will be presented at New York City soiree's on May 4 and 7. 

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