James Beard Award Finalists for 2022

James Beard Foundation

Award season is here and it’s a big day for chefs around the world and a few stellar spots in Boston — the James Beard Foundation has narrowed down their long list of contenders for 2022 (with the winners being announced Monday, June 13th). A few familiar names and faces have made the cut for regional categories, including chef-owner Tiffani Faison of Orfano who’s in the running for Best Chef: Northeast, as well as nation-wide honors including Somerville’s Rebel Rebel which could take home the award for Outstanding Wine Program. Stay tuned for updates and more info as the awards approach; in the meantime, read on to see some local highlights from the list of contenders (and you can see the whole list here).

Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)

Vien Dobui, CÔNG TỬ BỘT, Portland, ME
Tiffani Faison, Orfano, Boston, MA
Courtney Loreg, Woodford Food & Beverage, Portland, ME
Nisachon Morgan, Saap, Randolph, VT
Damian Sansonetti, Chaval, Portland, ME

Outstanding Wine Program

Rebel Rebel, Somerville, MA
The Four Horsemen, NYC
Frenchette, NYC
The Little Nell, Aspen, CO
Maydan, Washington, D.C.

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