These Are the James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards Finalists, 2023


The James Beard Foundation announced nominees for its 2023 Restaurant and Chef awards in a series of Instagram Stories on March 29. This year’s award nominees include Amanda Shulman of Her Place Supper Club in Philadelphia (Emerging Chef) and New York’s Dept of Culture (Best New Restaurant). Shaina Loew-Banayan, chef-owner of Cafe Mutton in Hudson, New York—one of BA’s Best New Restaurants of 2022—is nominated as Best Chef: New York State. This year’s list also features the first nominees in a new Outstanding Bakery category, recognizing exemplary breads, pastries, or desserts. Finalists in the new category include Miami’s Zak the Baker and Yoli Tortilleria in Kansas City, MO.