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The James Beard Awards were handed out, and in addition to getting an opportunity to share a room with host Stanley Tucci, the following people were awarded one of the culinary world’s highest honors:

Outstanding Restaurateur Award

Drew Nieporent, Myriad Restaurant Group; New York, NY

Outstanding Chef Award

Dan Barber, Blue Hill; New York, NY

Outstanding Restaurant Award

Jean Georges, New York, NY; Chef/Owner: Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Owner: Phil Suarez

Rising Star Chef of the Year Award

Nate Appleman, A16; San Francisco, CA

Best New Restaurant

Momofuku Ko, New York, NY; Chef/Owner: David Chang

Outstanding Pastry Chef

Gina DePalma, Babbo; New York, NY

Outstanding Wine Service Award

Le Bernardin, New York, NY; Wine Director: Aldo Sohm

Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional

Dale DeGroff, Dale DeGroff Co., Inc.; New York, NY

Outstanding Service Award

Daniel, New York, NY; Owners: Daniel Boulud and Joel Smilow

Best Chef: Pacific (CA, HI)

Douglas Keane, Cyrus; Healdsburg, CA

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)

Jose Garces, Amada; Philadelphia, PA

Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)

Tim McKee, La Belle Vie; Minneapolis, MN

Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)

Michael Symon, Lola; Cleveland, OH

Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs)

Gabriel Kreuther, The Modern

Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY STATE, RI, VT)

Rob Evans, Hugo’s; Portland, ME

Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)

Maria Hines, Tilth; Seattle, WA

Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)

Mike Lata, Fig; Charleston, SC

Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, NV, OK, TX, UT)

Paul Bartolotta, Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare at Wynn Las Vegas

Best Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS)

John Currence, City Grocery; Oxford, MS

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