On Monday, June 5, The James Beard Foundation announced its 2023 Restaurant and Chef Awards winners, with the winners being celebrated at a live ceremony at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
In both the Outstanding Bakery and Outstanding Pastry Chef/Baker categories, five nominees were selected. Among them were:
This year’s winner for Outstanding Bakery is Yoli Tortilleria of Kansas City, Missouri, while the Outstanding Pastry Chef/Baker is Margarita Manzke of République in Los Angeles, California.
Ellen Yin, High Street Hospitality Group (Fork, a.kitchen + bar, High Street, and others), Philadelphia, PA
Rob Rubba, Oyster Oyster, Washington, DC
Friday Saturday Sunday, Philadelphia, PA
Damarr Brown, Virtue, Chicago, IL
Kann, Portland, OR
“Congratulations to the exceptional winners of this year’s Restaurant and Chef Awards—whose incredible achievements and dedication to culinary excellence have left an indelible mark on our industry,” said Clare Reichenbach, chief executive officer of the James Beard Foundation. “As we celebrate, it's important to acknowledge the significant work that these accomplished restaurants and chefs have done to push American food culture forward—using their immense creativity, passion, and talent to create extraordinary experiences on behalf of others. Thanks to them, our food future is bright, indeed.”