- Best Chef: Northeast – Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley at Eventide and Brian Hill at Francine Bistro
- Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional – Rob Tod, Allagash Brewing Co.
Maine native Tina Antolini is also a nominee for her work on the Gravy podcast which she produces for the Southern Foodways Alliance.
Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on May 2nd at the Lyric Opera in Chicago.
- Award and Nomination Process – learn more about the award nominations process.
- James Beard in Portland – James Beard taught several days of cooking classes in Portland in 1964.