The James Beard Foundation has announced the semifinalists for the 2015 awards. The final Restaurant and Chef Award nominees, as well as the nominations for our Book, Journalism, Broadcast Media, and Restaurant Design Awards will be announced at the James Beard House in New York City on Tuesday, March 24.
Here are the local nominees:
Best New Restaurant – Kachka, Portland | Langbaan, Portland
Outstanding Baker – Tim Healea, Little T American Baker
Outstanding Bar Program – Clyde Common, Portland
Outstanding Chef – Andy Ricker, Pok Pok, Portland
Outstanding Pastry Chef – Kristen Murray, Måurice, Portland
Outstanding Wine Program – Jory Restaurant at the Allison Inn & Spa, Newberg
Best Chef: Northwest:
Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton, Ox, Portland, OR
Kevin Gibson, Davenport, Portland, OR
Gregory Gourdet, Departure, Portland, OR
Sunny Jin, Jory Restaurant at the Allison Inn & Spa, Newberg, OR
Joe Kim, 5 Fusion and Sushi Bar, Bend, OR
Trent Pierce, Roe, Portland, OR
Sarah Pliner, Aviary, Portland, OR
Ryan Roadhouse, Nodoguro, Portland, OR
Justin Woodward, Castagna, Portland, OR
Congratulations to all the nominees!
For a fairly new website, JamesBeard.org is absolutely awful, so I’ll save you some agravation: here is the link to the entire national list of nominees.