No South Florida chefs among James Beard finalists

The James Beard Foundation Awards medal.

Not a single Florida chef made the finalists cut in this year’s James Beard Foundation Awards. The semifinalist included three South Florida chefs and The Broken Shaker in Miami Beach as an Outstanding Bar Program nominee. Seven other chefs from elsewhere in the state also failed to make the finalist list.

My earlier blog post lists the Sunshine State semifinalists.

For the complete list of nominees, log on to JamesBeard.org/awards. Winners will be announced May 2 in New York City.


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