Big night at the Beard Awards for Chefs Collaborative!
A special congratulations to Bruce Sherman, Chefs Collaborative Board Member and chef/owner of North Pond restaurant in Chicago, who took home the Beard Award for Best Chef Great Lakes! Well deserved, Bruce! We're so proud.
And, to those who need another reason to come to the Chefs Collaborative Sustainable Food Summit in Seattle, September 30 - October 2, Tom Douglas of Tom Douglas Restaurants won Outstanding Restaurateur. Tom will be kicking off the Summit with a welcome - be sure to congratulate him there!
We were thrilled by the number of sustainability-minded chefs who were honored last night! Congratulations to Chefs Collaborative members:
Tory Miller of L'Etoile in Madison, WI for Best Chef Midwest
Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern in New York, NY for Best Chef New York
Tim Cushman of O Ya in Boston, MA for Best Chef Northeast
Hugh Acheson of Five and Ten in Athens, GA for Best Chef Southeast
Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene in Atlanta, GA for Best Chef Southeast
Chris Hastings of Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birminham, AL for Best Chef South
Congratulations also to Chefs Collaborative members:
Hugh Acheson for A New Turn in the South: Southern Flavors Reinvented for Your Kitchen
Jeni Britton-Bauer for Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home
Darra Goldstein for Gastronomica
And congratulations to all the winners for your outstanding work.