AFWF’s 2014 James Beard Finalists

Congratulations to all of the 2014 James Beard Finalists! Take a look at the list of Austin FOOD & WINE Festival chefs recognized for their culinary accomplishments!

Restaurant & Chef Awards

Best Chef: Southwest

Bryce Gilmore
Barley Swine | Austin


Hugo Ortega
Hugo’s | Houston


Chris Shepherd
Underbelly | Houston


Justin Yu
Oxheart | Houston


Best Chef: Southeast

Tandy Wilson
City House | Nashville


Outstanding Wine Program

Fig, Mike Lata

Outstanding Wine Service

Topolobampo, Rick Bayless

Journalism Awards

Wine, Spirits and Other Beverages

Ray Isle
Food & Wine, The Battle for America’s Oldest Vines”

Book Awards

General Cooking

Richard Blais
Try This at Home: Recipes from My Head to Your Plate


American Cooking

John Currence
Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey: Recipes from My Three Favorite Food Groups and Then Some