The James Beard Foundation has announced its 2022 Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists, including Wisconsin luminaries spanning the state. The semifinalists were announced in advance of the returning James Beard Awards presented by Capital One, with the James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards ceremony taking place on June 13 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Congrats to all of the Wisconsin-based semifinalists!
Joe Muench, Black Shoe Hospitality, Milwaukee
Kyle Knall, Birch, Milwaukee
Odd Duck, Milwaukee
Outstanding Pastry Chef:
Nicolas Blouin, Destination Kohler, Kohler
Outstanding Hospitality Presented by American Airlines:
Outstanding Wine Program:
Outstanding Bar Program:
Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI):
Dane Baldwin, The Diplomat, Milwaukee
Karen Bell, Bavette La Boucherie, Milwaukee
Daniel Bonanno, A Pig in a Fur Coat, Madison
Dan Jacobs and Dan Van Rite, EsterEv, Milwaukee
Mary Kastman, Driftless Cafe, Viroqua
Gregory León, Amilinda, Milwaukee
The full list of 2022 Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists can be found on the James Beard Foundation website.