AFWF’s 2016 James Beard Finalists

Congratulations to all of the 2016 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


Steve McHugh
Cured | San Antonio

Best Chef: West

Jon Shook + Vinny Dotolo
Animal | Los Angeles


Best Chef: New York City

Jonathan Waxman
Barbuto | NYC

j waxman
Journalism Awards

Food Blog

Andrew Zimmern

Book Awards

Marc Vetri
Mastering Pasta: The Art and Practice of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto