Congrats to the James Beard Foundation Award Winners!


It is our honor at D’Artagnan to work with many of the greatest chefs across the nation. The esteemed James Beard Foundation honors the best and brightest in the culinary world annually, in what is often called the Academy Awards of the food industry.

Last night in Chicago, the winners of the 2017 JBF Awards were announced at the black-tie gala, and we are pleased to see so many of our friends receive the coveted medal.

Our hearty congratulations to the winners, and a huge round of applause to the following, all of whom we are honored to call D’Artagnan friends and clients …

Michael Solomonov

Best New Restaurant:
Le Coucou, New York City

Outstanding Chef: 
Michael Solomonov, Zahav, Philadelphia

Outstanding Pastry Chef: 
Ghaya Oliveira, Daniel, NYC

Outstanding Restaurateur: 
Stephen Starr, Starr Restaurants (Le Coucou, Serpico, Upland, and others)

Outstanding Service: 
Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, NY

Best Chefs in America

Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH): Sarah Grueneberg, Monteverde, Chicago

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA): Greg Vernick, Vernick Food & Drink, Philadelphia

Best Chef: New York City: Marco Canora, Hearth

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Marco Canora at Hearth.  Photo: Brent Herrig, Serious Eats

Best Chef: South (AL, AR, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, FL, LA, MS): Rebecca Wilcomb, Herbsaint, New Orleans

Herbsaint in New Orleans

Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV): Steven Satterfield, Miller Union, Atlanta

Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT): Hugo Ortega, Hugo’s, Houston

2017 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics

Sahadi’s, Brooklyn


2017 James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award

Nora Pouillon, Restaurant Nora, Washington, DC


To read more about Nora, called the Alice Waters of DC, and her contributions to the farm-to-table movement, read this Washington Post article. Her eponymous all-organic restaurant will close next month, after 37 years. Congratulations on the biggest award of them all, Nora!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Eric says:

    No chefs from the Northeast?

    1. D'Artagnan says:

      Not sure what you mean, as Marco Canora, Ghaya Oliveira, Michael Solomonov, and Greg Vernick are all in the Northeast …

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