The coveted 2014 James Beard Foundation award winners are out. Here are the headlines in baking and pastry arts.

Outstanding Pastry Chef

A chef or baker who prepares desserts, pastries, or breads and who serves as a standard-bearer for excellence. Candidates must have been pastry chefs or bakers for at least the past 5 years.

Dominique Ansel

Dominique Ansel Bakery

New York City

Outstanding Chef

Presented by All-Clad Metalcrafters

A working chef in America whose career has set national industry standards and who has served as an inspiration to other food professionals. Candidates must have been working as chefs for at least the past 5 years.

Nancy Silverton

Pizzeria Mozza

Los Angeles

2014 James Beard Foundation

Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America

Edward Behr

Food Writer

St. Johnsbury, VT

John Besh

Chef and Restaurateur

New Orleans

David Chang

Chef and Restaurateur


Barry Estabrook


Vergennes, VT

Paul Kahan

Chef and Restaurateur


Sherry Yard

Pastry Chef and Author

Los Angeles

Book Awards

Baking and Dessert

The Art of French Pastry

Jacquy Pfeiffer with Martha Rose Shulman