The James Beard Foundation has released its 2011 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists, and Philadelphia snagged a whopping 16 nominations.
Check out who’s in the running for an “Oscar of the food world”:
Rising Star Chef Of The Year
• Lee Styer, Fond
Check out the rest, below.
• Stephen Starr, Starr Restaurants
Outstanding Wine Service
• Michael McCaulley, Tria
Winners will be awarded May 9 at New York’s Lincoln Center.
The 2011 JBF Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists (PDF) [James Beard]