James Beard Foundation Announces Nominees

James Beard Foundation Awards

The James Beard Foundation has announced their nominees for the 2007 James Beard Foundation Awards. The Beard Foundation awards are the culinary equivalent of the Oscars.And although no Philadelphia chefs or restaurants were nominated for any of the biggest awards, Jose Garces is nominated for Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA).

Stephen Starr’s New York eateries got some love as Morimoto has been nominated for Outstanding Restaurant Design and Buddakan gets a nomination for Outstanding Restaurant Graphics.

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