Yesterday the James Beard Foundation announced the finalists for its annual awards, and Chicago did A-OK chef-wise and journo-wise. In the You Could See It Coming a Mile Away categories Dave Beran is up for Rising Star Chef of the Year and Next is in the running for Best New Restaurant.
More finalists after the jump.
Paul Kahan is up for Outstanding Chef.
The perennially nominated Mindy Segal of Hot Chocolate is up again for Outstanding Pastry Chef.
Former Sun-Times food editor Janet Rausa Fuller got the nod in Health & Well-Being category for a story about cooking with chef John Bubala.
WBEZ is up twice in the Audio Webcast category with Jerome McDonnell’s “From Bread Lines to Revolution: The Role of Food in the Arab Uprisings” and Nina Barrett’s “Fear of Frying: Culinary Nightmares” series.
The journalism awards will be announced on May 4 and the chef awards on May 7 in New York City. Congratulations and best of luck to the nominees.