Orlando Chefs in the Semifinals for the James Beard Foundation Awards

James Beard Nominees

The James Beard Foundation announced their Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists and, yes, we're very excited to see so many Orlando chefs nominated for this prestigious award. This year, we have a record number of Orlando chefs nominated for the Best Chef: South category. Here are the nominees: 

  • Chef Kathleen Blake - The Rusty Spoon
  • Chef Scott Hunnel - Victoria & Albert's at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Chef Brandon McGlamery - Luma on Park
  • James and Julie Petrakis - The Ravenous Pig
  • Chef Hari Pulapaka - Cress

The James Beard Foundation is dedicated to celebrating, nurturing, and preserving America's diverse culinary heritage and future. To check out this this year's full list of nominees click here. The finalists will be announced on March 18th so stay tuned. 


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