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James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef Winners List

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List of James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef winners from every year the award has been given out. All James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef award are listed along with photos for every James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef winners of all time. Anybody who won the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef, so most of the famous James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You may want to copy this list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your views, then publish it to share with your friends. List ranges from Judy Rodgers to Eric Ripert and more. (18 items)
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Alfred Portale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef Winners List
Alfred Portale (born July 5, 1954) is an American chef, author and restaurateur known as a pioneer in the New American cuisine movement.
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Alice Waters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef Winners List
Alice Louise Waters (born April 28, 1944) is an American chef, restaurateur, activist and author. She is the owner of Chez Panisse, a Berkeley, California restaurant famous for its organic, ...more
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Charlie Trotter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef Winners List
Charles "Charlie" Trotter was an American chef and restaurateur.
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Dan Barber is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef Winners List
Dan Barber (born October 2, 1969) is chef and co-owner of Blue Hill in Manhattan and Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York. He is the author of The Third Plate.
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Daniel Boulud is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef Winners List
Daniel Boulud (born 25 March 1955 in Saint-Pierre-de-Chandieu) is a French chef and restaurateur with restaurants in New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., Palm Beach, Miami, Toronto, ...more
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David Bouley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef Winners List
David Bouley
David Bouley is an American chef and restaurateur with restaurants in TriBeCa, New York City. He is best known for his flagship restaurant, Bouley. Early in his career, he worked in restaurants ...more
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Eric Ripert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef Winners List
Éric Frank Ripert (French: [ʁipɛʁ]; born 2 March 1965) is a French chef, author and television personality specializing in modern French cuisine and noted for his work with ...more
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Grant Achatz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef Winners List
Grant Achatz (born April 25, 1974) is an American chef and restaurateur often recognized for his contributions to molecular gastronomy or progressive cuisine. His Chicago restaurant Alinea has ...more
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Jeremiah Tower is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef Winners List
Jeremiah Tower (born 1942) is an American celebrity chef who, along with Alice Waters and Wolfgang Puck, has been credited with pioneering the culinary style known as California cuisine. A food ...more
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Judy Rodgers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef Winners List
Judy Rodgers
Judy Rodgers was the award-winning chef-owner of San Francisco’s Zuni Cafe and was the 2003 JBF Awards winner for the Cookbook of the Year award.
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Larry Forgione is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef Winners List
Larry Forgione
Larry Forgione is a 1997 JBF Awards winner for the Food of the Americas.
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Lidia Bastianich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef Winners List
Lidia Giuliana Matticchio Bastianich (Italian: [ˈliːdja matˈtikkjo baˈstjaːnitʃ]; born in Pula, February 21, 1947) is an Italian-American celebrity chef, television host, author, and ...more
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Mario Batali is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef Winners List
Mario Francesco Batali (born September 19, 1960) is an American chef, writer, restaurateur, and media personality. Batali formerly co-owned restaurants in New York City; Las Vegas; Los Angeles ...more
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Michel Richard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef Winners List
Michel Richard
Michel Louis-Marie Richard ( mi-SHEL ri-SHARD; French: [miʃɛl ʁiʃaʁ]; March 7, 1948 – August 13, 2016) was a French-born chef, formerly the owner of the restaurant Citrus in Los Angeles and ...more
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Patrick O'Connell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef Winners List
Patrick O’Connell is the chef and proprietor of The Inn at Little Washington, a country inn and restaurant in the town of Washington in Virginia's Rappahannock County.
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Rick Bayless is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef Winners List
Rick Bayless (born November 23, 1953) is an American chef and restaurateur who specializes in traditional Mexican cuisine with modern interpretations. He is widely known for his PBS series ...more
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Thomas Keller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef Winners List
Thomas Keller (born October 14, 1955) is an American chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer. He and his landmark Napa Valley restaurant, The French Laundry in Yountville, California, have won ...more
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Wolfgang Puck is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef Winners List
Wolfgang Johannes Puck (né Topfschnig; born July 8, 1949) is an Austrian-American chef, restaurateur, and actor. Born in Austria, Puck moved to the United States at the age of 24. In ...more