Congratulations, chefs! Nine Pittsburgh chefs, restaurants, and restaurateurs have been nominated for the 28th annual James Beard Foundation Awards.
Casey Renee of The Whitfield is a semifinalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef
Legume Bistro is a semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurant
Rick DeShantz and Tolga Sevdik of Richard DeShantz Restaurant Group are semifinalists for Outstanding Restaurateur
Meredith Meyer Grelli and Alex Grelli of Wigle Whiskey are semifinalists for Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional
Becca Hegarty of Bitter Ends Garden & Luncheonette is a semifinalist for Rising Star Chef of the Year
Wei Zhu of Chengdu Gourmet is a semifinalist for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
Bethany Zozula of The Whitfield is a semifinalist for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
The nominees of the New York-based foundation, known globally for citing and rewarding the best chefs, restaurants and food publications around the country, were announced today.
A list of final nominees in all categories will be announced on March 14 in Philadelphia starting at 9:30 a.m., and will be streamed live online. The winners will then be announced at the James Beard Foundation Awards Gala, taking place in Chicago on May 7.