Blackfish Chef Chip Roman makes James Beard Semifinals List with Marc Vetri & Jose Garces!

Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009


Friday, February 13, 2009

Step One in the James Beard nominations: Make it to the semifinals list.

The foundation released the 2009 list this morning. Voting among members will result in a list of nominees (five per category), to be released March 23 in Chicago. Winners will be announced May 4.

Among the Philly highlights:

  • Stephen Starr as outstanding restaurateur
  • Marc Vetri as outstanding chef
  • Distrito, Zahav and Izakaya (AC) as best new restaurant
  • Jonathan McDonald of The Pub & the Kitchen, Chip Roman of Blackfish and Michael Solomonov of Zahav as rising-star chef of the year
  • Fred Ortega of Lacroix and Kate Honeyman of Buddakan for pastry chef
  • Lacroix for wine service
  • Vetri for service
  • Jim Burke of JamesSteven Cameron of Blue in Surf City, NJ (and soon at Noble); Michael DiBianca at Moro in Wilmington; Jose Garces of AmadaChip Roman of Blackfish; Michael Solomonov of Zahav; Marcie Turney of Bindi — all for best chef/mid-Atlantic region
  • Douglas Rodriguez, still a partner at Alma de Cuba, is up for best chef of the South for Ola in Miami.

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