James Beard Foundation has released the list of nominees for this year’s awards competition. Of the 8 Maine-based semi-finalists announced in February, 3 are final nominees:
- 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.
Update: Read these two articles from the Press Herald and Bangor Daily News on the chef’s reactions on being nominated.
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Hi PFM – Just saw there is a Chipotle going in on Kennebec Street where the old Century Tire was I guess? Not sure if you wrote about this (or even if its newsworthy) I didn’t even realize there was new retail space in that location. ~Cheers and all the best
T, I focus my efforts on Portland Food Map on the independent food industry. I had heard they were going into that space but am unlikely to write about it on the site.