The James Beard Foundation announced the winners for this year's awards on Monday, June 13th, 2022. Here are the restaurants and chefs who took home medals this year, plus discover career opportunities on their teams as well as the teams of past winners. 


Outstanding Restaurateur: Chris Bianco - Tratto, Pane Bianco, and Pizzeria Bianco (Phoenix, AZ)

Outstanding Chef: Mashama Bailey - The Grey (Savannah, GA)

Outstanding Restaurant: Chai Pani (Asheville, NC)


Emerging Chef: Edgar Rico - Nixta Taqueria (Austin, TX)


Best New Restaurant: Owamni (Minneapolis, MN)


Outstanding Pastry Chef: Warda Bouguettaya - Warda Pâtisserie (Detroit, MI)

Outstanding Baker: Don Guerra - Barrio Bread (Tucson, AZ)

Outstanding Hospitality: Cúrate (Asheville, NC)

Outstanding Wine Program: The Four Horsemen (New York, NY)

Outstanding Bar Program: Julep (Houston, TX)


Best Chef: California: Brandon Jew - Mister Jiu's (San Francisco, CA)

Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH): Erick Williams - Virtue Restaurant & Bar(Chicago, IL)

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA): Cristina Martinez - South Philly Barbacoa (Philadelphia, PA)

Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI): Dane Baldwin - The Diplomat (Milwaukee, WI)

Best Chef: Mountain (CO, ID, MT, UT, WY): Caroline Glover - Annette (Aurora, CO)

Best Chef: New York State: Chintan Pandya - Dhamaka (New York, NY)

Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT): Nisachon Morgan - Saap (Randolph, VT)

Best Chef: Northwest and Pacific (AK, HI, OR, WA): Robynne Maii - Fête (Honolulu, HI)

Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV): Ricky Moore - SALTBOX Seafood Joint (Durham, NC)

Best Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, PR): Adam Evans - Automatic Seafood and Oysters (Birmingham, AL)

Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, NM, NV, OK): Fernando Olea - Sazón (Santa Fe, NM)

Best Chef: Texas: Iliana de la Vega - El Naranjo (Austin, TX)