The first-round nominations for the 2017 James Beard Restaurant & Chef Awards were announced this morning.
Finalists will be announced Wednesday, March 15; the awards ceremony is Monday, May 1, in Chicago.
Five New Jersey culinary notables are nominated. The three chefs have each been nominated at least once before:
Sagami, Collingswood (first-time nominee)
Best Chef/Mid-Atlantic Region:
Scott Anderson, Elements, Princeton
Joey Baldino, Zeppoli, Collingswood
Dan Richer, Razza Pizza Artigianale, Jersey City
Elizabeth Degener, known as the Bread Lady of Cape May, from Enfin Farms, Cape May. (first-time nominee)
Also noteworthy for Jerseyeans: Chef Anthony Mangieri, whose nationally renowned Una Pizza Napoletana was born in Point Pleasant Beach, was nominated as Best Chef/West for his San Francisco incarnation of Una Pizza. We knew him when.Click here to leave a comment