Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Beard Award Nominees

The 2008 James Beard Foundation Award nominees were recently announced and multiple members of The FCI have been recognized for excellence. Graduates, deans and The FCI itself have received nominations. Join us in wishing the best of luck to all!

Here is a listing of The FCI nominees:

Restaurant and Chef Awards:
Outstanding Chef Award
Dan Barber (1994), Blue Hill, NYC

Outstanding Service Award
Vetri, Philadelphia
Owners: Marc Vetri (1998) and Jeff Benjamin

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
Maricel Presilla (1993 & 1994), Cucharamama, Hoboken, NJ

Best Chef: Midwest
Alex Roberts (1993), Restaurant Alma, Minneapolis, MN

Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs)
David Chang (2001), Momofuku Ssam Bar
Wylie Dufresne (1993), WD-50

Journalism Awards:
Magazine Feature Writing With Recipes
Zak Pelaccio (1998)
Food & Wine
"An American Chef's Malaysian Love Story"

Magazine Feature Writing Without Recipes
Alan Richman (Dean of Food Journalism)
"Year of the Pig"

M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
Alan Richman (Dean of Food Journalism)
"The Seven Temples of the Food World"

Book Awards:
Category: Cooking From a Professional Point of View
The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Cuisine
by The French Culinary Institute with Judith Choate
(Stewart, Tabori & Chang)

Category: General
Chez Jacques: Traditions and Rituals of a Cook
by Jacques Pepin
(Stewart, Tabori & Chang)

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