were announced for the 2004 James Beard Foundation Awards,
the nation’s top honors for culinary professionals,
at a gala held at the New York Marriott Marquis on May 10.
York City's Chanterelle was named S. Pellegrino Outstanding Restaurant.
Judy Rodgers, chef and co-owner of San Francisco's Zuni
Café, was named All-Clad Cookware Outstanding
Ogden in Las Vegas took home the Illy Best New
Allison Vines-Rushing, of Jack's Luxury
Oyster Bar in New York City, was named Gallo
of Sonoma Rising Star Chef of the Year. Emily Luchetti,
pastry chef of Farallon in San Francisco, was named All-Clad Bakeware Outstanding
Pastry Chef. Eleven
Madison Park in New York City received the Smithfield
Foods Outstanding Service Award. New York's Babbo received the Gallo of Sonoma Outstanding Wine Service
Award. Karen MacNeil, wine writer and instructor
at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena,
CA, was named Ecolab Outstanding Wine & Spirits
American Express Best Chefs in America, awarded to
recipients in eight regions, went to: David Pasternack, Esca (New York), Charles Phan, The
Slanted Door, San Francisco (California), Paul Kahan, Blackbird,
Chicago (Midwest), Ann Cashion, Cashion's
Eat Place, Washington, DC (Mid-Atlantic), Sam
Hayward, Fore Street, Portland, ME (Northeast), Louis
Osteen, Louis's at Pawley's Island, SC (Southeast), Luciano
Pellegrini, Valentino at The Venetian, Las Vegas (Southwest) and Eric Tanaka, Dahlia
Lounge, Seattle (Pacific Northwest/Hawaii).
California Chef and Restaurateur Alice Waters received The James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.
Foundation presented awards in 11 categories for food and
beverage books published in 2003 in the U.S. and Canada. KitchenAid
Cookbook of the Year went to The King
Arthur Flour Baker's Companion (The Countryman Press).
James Beard Foundation Awards recipients are selected by more
than 600 food and beverage industry professionals who vote
by confidential ballot in one or more award categories depending
on their expertise. A full listing of awards results and winners'
speeches from the ceremony can be found on www.jamesbeard.org.
Here is a summary of awards highlights:
COOKWARE OUTSTANDING CHEF AWARD
Rodgers of Zuni
PELLEGRINO OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT AWARD
Chanterelle in New York
Bradley Ogden of Bradley
Ogden in Las Vegas
BAKEWARE OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF AWARD
Emily Luchetti of Farallon in San Francisco
OF SONOMA RISING STAR CHEF OF THE YEAR
Allison Vines-Rushing of Jack's Luxury Oyster Bar in New York
AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF
OF SONOMA OUTSTANDING WINE SERVICE AWARD
Babbo in New York (Wine Director: David Lynch)
COOKBOOK OF THE YEAR
The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion
FOODS OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD
Madison Park in New York
OUTSTANDING WINE AND SPIRITS PROFESSIONAL AWARD
McNeil (author of The