Philadelphia, PA - Four Philadelphia chefs, and one restaurant were nominated today for the 2020 James Beard Award. America’s most sought after honor for chefs, restaurants, journalists, authors, and other food and beverage professionals.
Philadelphia 2020 James Beard Foundation Nominees
Kalaya, Philadelphia, nominated for The Best New Restaurant.
Marc Vetri, Philadelphia, was selected for Outstanding Chef.
Three Philadelphia Chefs were nominated for Best Chef.
- Nicholas Elmi, Laurel, Philadelphia
- Rich Landau, Vedge, Philadelphia
- Cristina Martinez, South Philly Barbacoa, Philadelphia
Because of the devastation, COVID-19 continues to have on the food and beverage community, the Foundation has decided to delayed both the Media and Restaurant & Chef Awards Ceremonies. The Media Award winners will now be announced by way of a press release on Wednesday, May 27, and The Restaurant & Chef Award winners on Friday, September 25, 2020, from Chicago, via a live twitter feed.
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