AFW’s 2015 James Beard Semifinalists

Did you catch the exciting news from the James Beard Foundation? They announced the 2015 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists and we’re thrilled to say that more than a few of the 2015 AFW Chefs made the list. Congratulations to all!

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Best Chef: Southwest

David Bull
Congress | Austin

Omar Flores
Casa Rubia | Dallas

Terrence Gallivan & Seth-Siegel Gardner
The Pass | Houston

Bryce Gilmore
Barley Swine | Austin

Matt McAllister
FT33 | Dallas

Hugo Ortega
Hugo’s | Houston

Justin Yu
Oxheart | Houston


Best Chef: Southeast

Tandy Wilson
City House | Nashville


Best Chef: NYC

Jonathan Waxman
Barbuto | NYC


Best New Restaurant

Olamaie | Austin

Outstanding Wine Program

Hugo’s | Houston