Michael Solomonov Is a James Beard Finalist for Outstanding Chef


Michael Solomonov: Nominated for Outstanding Chef 2016

Today, the James Beard Foundation announced the finalists for its 2016 awards. Zahav chef and owner Michael Solomonov is a finalist for Outstanding Chef and his cookbook, Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking was also nominated in the International Cookbook category.

Three Philadelphia chefs made it through to the finals for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic. They were Eli Kulp, ForkRich Landau, Vedge;  and Greg Vernick, Vernick Food + Drink.

Other finalists for 2016 James Beard Awards include:

  • Stephen Starr for Outstanding Restaurateur
  • Alex Bois, High Street on Market for Rising Star Chef
  • Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Brewing for Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional
  • Marc Vetri’s cookbook, Mastering Pasta received a nomination for Single Subject Cookbook.

The James Beard Awards Gala will happen on Monday, May 2nd in Chicago.

James Beard Awards [James Beard Foundation]