Tuesday, March 24, 2009

2009 James Beard Award Nominees

Once again, The FCI is strongly represented in the James Beard Foundation Award nominees.

Dean of Food Journalism and Food Writing teacher, Alan Richman, is nominated in two categories, Magazine Feature Writing without Recipes, and Writing on Spirits, Wine, or Beer for his pieces in GQ, "Made (Better) in Japan," and "Viva La Revolucion!"

The FCI's president and founder, Dorothy Hamilton, has been chosen to be inducted into the Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America. Dorothy was also recently nominated for the 2009 IACP Award of Excellence (Entrepreneur category).

This year we have six alumni representing six categories. The FCI alumni nominated are:

Outstanding Chef Award
Dan Barber (Classic Culinary Arts '94), Blue Hill, NYC

Best New Restaurant
Momofuku Ko, NYC, Chef/Owner: David Chang (Classic Culinary Arts '01

Outstanding Service Award
Vetri, Philadelphia, Co-Owner: Marc Vetri (Art of International Bread Baking '98)

Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs)
Wylie Dufresne (Classic Culinary Arts, '93), WD~50

Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)
Maricel Presilla (Essentials of Pastry '93 & Italian Master Class '93), Cucharamama, Hoboken, NJ

Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)
Alexander Roberts (Classic Culinary Arts '93), Restaurant Alma, Minneapolis

Congratulations to all nominees and good luck in the final competition!

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