2014 James Beard Award Semifinalists Announced: Six Arizona Candidates Make the List
This morning the James Beard Foundation announced the restaurant and chef semifinalists for 2014 at a live event at the East End Market in Orlando, Florida. The annual awards, which will take place in May, are often referred to as the Oscars of the culinary world. The long list of semifinalists will be narrowed down to a much shorter list of finalists in March.
Courtesy of Salt Virtu Honest Craft won a nod in the Best New Restaurant Category
Here are the Valley restaurants and chefs who made the cut.
Virtu Honest Craft, Best New Restauarant
Chef Gio Osso
Pizzeria Bianco, Outstanding Restaurant
Chef Chris Bianco
Sam Fox, Outstanding Restaurateur
Fox Restaurant Concepts
Charleen Badman, Best Chef Southwest
Kevin Binkley, Best Chef Southwest
Silvana Salcido Esparza, Best Chef Southwest
3701 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ