The James Beard Foundation listed me as a semi finalist for a nomination in the Best Chef: Great Lakes category which is a big thrill. We had some hints that they were snooping around last year, but nothing this year so we were truly not expecting it. It’s quite an honor. The list includes twenty chefs from four states and to the best of our knowledge we are the first ever from Grand Rapids.
For those of you not in the know, The James Beard Foundation Awards are basically the Oscars for chefs, restaurants, food writers, and beverage professionals. We find out March 19th if we advance to become one of the five nominees. Keep your fingers crossed for us.0 Notes