N.O. restaurants, chefs among James Beard Award semifinalists

N.O. restaurants, chefs among James Beard Award semifinalists

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Eight chefs and four restaurants are vying to be named the among the best in the country.

The James Beard Foundation Award for Excellence recognizes outstanding chefs, restaurants and bars.

Below are the nominees from New Orleans for the 2015 Restaurant and Chef Award categories:

Outstanding Bar Program:

Arnaud's French 75

Cane & Table

Outstanding Chef:

Donald Link, Herbsaint

Outstanding Pastry Chef:

Kelly Fields, Restaurant August/Besh Restaurant Group

Outstanding Restaurateur:

JoAnn Clevenger, Upperline




Restaurant August

Best Chef South:

Justin Devillier, La Petite Grocery

Slade Rushing, Brennan's

Alon Shaya, Domenica

Michael Stolzfus, Coquette

Isaac Toups, Toups' Meatery

The foundation will announce the finalists on March 24, 2015.

The James Beard Awards ceremony will happen in Chicago on May 4, 2015.

Click here for a full list of nominees.

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