FOOD
1:09 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Five Austin Chefs Named James Beard Semi-Finalists

The James Beard Foundation announced its semi-finalists for one of the most prestigious set of culinary awards, and five local chefs made the shortlist

  • Tyson Cole of Uchi and Uchiko (Outstanding Chef)
  • Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine (Rising Star Chef of the Year and Best Chef: Southwest)
  • Janina O’Leary of TRACE (Rising Star Chef of the Year)
  • Laura Sawicki of La Condesa (Outstanding Pastry Chef)
  • Rene Ortiz of La Condesa (Best Chef: Southwest)

The finalists will be announced Monday, March 18 in Charleston, South Carolina. The awards will be handed out on May 3 and 6 in New York City.