Several local chefs are among the nominees announced for the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards.
Margarita Manzke of République was nominated for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Michael Cimarusti of Providence and Ludo Lefebvre of Trois Mec were nominated for Best Chef in the West (California, Hawaii and Nevada). Manzke was included in an article on Miracle Mile-area women chefs in our March 2017 issue.
Also announced were the inductees into the Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America, which include Marlborough graduate Suzanne Goin, who is a multiple James Beard award-winning chef and restaurateur, of A.O.C., Lucques and Tavern. Evan Kleiman, longtime head of longtime local favorite Angeli Caffe (now closed), and host of KCRW’s Good Food, was also named.
Winners will be announced and inductees honored at the James Beard Awards Gala at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Mon., May 1.
The 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards nominees were announced in March at a breakfast at A.O.C. Wine Bar and Restaurant.
“Our Foundation is thrilled to bring our nominees announcement to the dynamic food city of Los Angeles, home to over 25 chef and restaurant awards winners,” said James Beard Foundation president Susan Ungaro, who hosted the breakfast.