2022 Beard Awards Semifinalists

The 2022 list of semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation Awards has been released. There are 10 semifinal nominees from Maine:

  • Best New Restaurant – Leeward
  • Outstanding Pastry Chef – Kate Fisher Hamm from Leeward
  • Outstanding Baker – Atsuko Fujimoto, Norimoto Bakery
  • Outstanding Hospitality – Bao Bao Dumpling House
  • Outstanding Bar Program – The Jewel Box
  • Best Chef: Northeast – Bowman Brown, Elda/Jackrabbit; Vien Dobui, Công Tử Bột; Ben Jackson, Magnus on Water; Courtney Loreg, Woodford Food and Beverage; Damian Sansonetti, Chaval

The final list of nominees will be released March 16th, and the awards ceremony will take place on Monday June 13th in Chicago.

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