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James Beard Awards: One Chicago chef wins, Nobody's Darling falls short
2022-06-14

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On June 13, the James Beard Foundation announced its 2022 Restaurant and Chef Award winners during the live James Beard Awards Restaurant and Chef Awards ceremony presented by Capital One at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

The event was hosted by Kwame Onwuachi—actor, chef, author and executive producer at Food & Wine Magazine. Approximately 1,800 guests were in attendance.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot chaired the Awards Committee, which also included Marcus Samuelsson, seven-time James Beard Award-winning chef, author, and restaurateur; Monti Carlo, TV personality, food writer, and host of the Food Network's Help My Yelp; Paola Velez, James Beard Award-nominated pastry chef and activist; Jeremy Allen White, actor, author, and star of the new FX show, The Bear; Andrew Zimmern, Emmy-winning and four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer, and teacher; among others.

The local shining star turned out to be Virtue Restaurant & Bar Executive Chef Erick Williams, who won for Best Chef: Great Lakes. The Andersonville lesbian spot Nobody's Darling lost in the Outstanding Bar Program category to Houston's Julep.

All of the winners can be viewed at www.jamesbeard.org/blog/the-2022-james-beard-award-winners.


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