Chef Donald Link is nominated for the 2017 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef award.
The James Beard Foundation announced finalists for its prestigious annual culinary awards. There are many local nominees for national awards. They include:
- French 75 at Arnaud's Restaurant
for Outstanding Bar Program
- Donald Link
for Outstanding Chef
- Kelly Fields of Willa Jean
for Outstanding Pastry Chef.
- JoAnn Clevinger of Upperline
for Outstanding Restaurateur
for Outstanding Service
- Emeril's New Orleans
for Outstanding Wine Service
- Zachary Engel of Shaya
for Rising Star Chef of the Year
- Nina Compton of Compere Lapin
, Slade Rushing of Brennan's New Orleans
and Rebecca Wilcomb of Herbsaint
for Best Chef: South
In the broadcast section of the awards, Emeril Lagasse's Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse
is nominated for Outstanding Personality/Host and TV Program, on Location.
The complete list of nominees is here
The winners will be announced May 1.