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2019 James Beard Award Finalists Announced

The 2019 James Beard Finalists were announced a few days ago and we spy some Seattle in the mix! We also spy some Portland, because hey - the PNW has some good eatin'!

The James Beard Foundation is known as kind of the "Oscars of the food industry" and covers all aspects of the industry including restaurateurs, cookbook authors, restaurants design, best chef or restaurant in region, etc.

Here's what we are looking at locally:

Outstanding Service

A restaurant in operation for five or more years that demonstrates consistency and exceptional thoughtfulness in hospitality and service:

  • Canlis

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

  • Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi, Joule, Seattle
  • Brady Williams, Canlis, Seattle
  • Peter Cho, Han Oak, Portland, OR
  • Katy Millard, Coquine, Portland, OR
  • Brady Williams, Canlis, Seattle
  • Justin Woodward, Castagna, Portland, OR

James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurant Design Awards

Outstanding Restaurant Design 75 Seats or Under

  • Firms: Heliotrope Architects and Price Erickson Interior Design
    Project: Willmott’s Ghost, Seattle

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  • Canlis

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