The James Beard Foundation announced nominees for its 2023 Restaurant and Chef awards in a series of Instagram Stories on March 29.
The foundation grants awards to chefs, restaurateurs, bar owners, media professionals, authors, and other influential figures in the food and hospitality space. Winning a James Beard award is seen as one of the highest honors in the restaurant industry, and a nod from the foundation has the potential to bring press attention and prestige to chefs at a variety of stages in their careers.
Best Chef: Northwest & Pacific
* Joshua Dorcak, MÄS, Ashland, OR
- Vince Nguyen, Berlu, Portland, OR
- Thomas Pisha-Duffly, OR
- Beau Schooler, In Bocca Al Lupa, Juneau, AK
- Aaron Verzosa, Archipelago, Seattle, WA