The James Beard Foundation has awarded its 2024 winners, recognizing the best chefs and restaurateurs in the country. The winners were announced at the James Beard Awards Gala in Chicago on Monday, June 10, 2024. Congrats to the winners and all those nominated!

Outstanding Restaurateur: Erika Whitaker and Kelly Whitaker - Id Est Hospitality Group (Boulder, CO)

Outstanding Chef: Michael Rafidi - Albi (Washington, DC)

Outstanding Pastry Chef or Baker: Atsuko Fujimoto - Norimoto Bakery (Portland, ME)

Outstanding Restaurant: Langbaan (Portland, OR)

Outstanding Bakery: ZU Bakery (Portland, ME) 

Oustanding Hospitality: Lula Cafe (Chicago, IL)

Outstanding Wine and Other Beverages Program: Lula Drake Wine Parlour (Columbia, SC)

Outstanding Bar: Jewel of the South (New Orleans, LA)


Emerging Chef: Masako Morishita - Perry’s (Washington, DC)

Best New Restaurant: Dakar NOLA (New Orleans, LA)


Best Chef: California: Lord Maynard Llera - Kuya Lord (Los Angeles, CA)

Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH): Hajime Sato - Sozai (Clawson, MI)

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA): Harley Peet - Bas Rouge (Easton, MD)

Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI): Christina Nguyen - Hai Hai (Minneapolis, MN)

Best Chef: Mountain (CO, ID, MT, UT, WY): Matt Vawter - Rootstalk (Breckenridge, CO)

Best Chef: New York State: Charlie Mitchell - Cloverhill (Brooklyn, NY)

Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT): David Standridge - The Shipwright’s Daughter (Mystic, CT)

Best Chef: Northwest and Pacific (AK, HI, OR, WA): Gregory Gourdet - kann (Portland, OR)

Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV): Paul Smith - 1010 Bridge (Charleston, WV)

Best Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, PR): Valerie Chang - Maty’s (Miami, FL)

Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, NM, NV, OK): Rene Andrade - Bacanora (Phoenix, AZ)

Best Chef: Texas: Ana Liz Pulido - Ana Liz Taqueria (Mission, TX)