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Nominees for 2017 James Beard Awards Announced

Though it's been almost two months since La Taqueria took home the gold for the James Beard Foundation's "America's Classics" category, award season for foodies has only just begun. Earlier today at a breakfast in Los Angeles, Susan Ungaro, JBF president, announced the 2017 nominees for the James Beard Awards. 

Candidates were named for nearly 60 categories spanning everything from "Best Chef" to "Best Food Documentary". As always, the Latin community was well-represented. In the running this time around is Chef Hugo Ortiz honored for his work at Hugo's, Chef Virgilio Martinez for his new book Central, and Pati Jinich for her work on Pati's Mexican Table

Check out some more of our favorite nominees!


Cooking Book from a Professional Point of View

Central, Virgilio Martínez


Broadcast media Awards:

Radio Show/Audio Webcast

California Foodways

Host: Lisa Morehouse


Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location

Pati’s Mexican Table

Host: Pati Jinich


Journalism Awards:

Food and Culture

“The Barnacle Queens of the Spanish Seaside”

Matt Goulding


Outstanding Restaurant:



Best Chef: Midwest

Jorge Guzman, Brewer’s Table at Surly Brewing Co.


Best Chef: South

Jose Enrique, Jose Enrique


Best Chef: Southwest

Hugo Ortega, Hugo’s


James Beard Awards Gala will take place on May 1st, and the Media Awards dinner will take place on April 25th, so come back for updates!

For the full list of nominees, click here.

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