2000 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARDS NOMINEES AND WINNERS
2000 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION/AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEFS
Winners were announced at a ceremony on May 8th, 2000
AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEFS IN AMERICA
Chefs who have set new or consistent standards of excellence in their respective regions. Chef may be from any kind of dining establishment and must have been a working chef for at least five years. The three most recent years must have been spent in the region where chef is presently working.
AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: CALIFORNIA
Traci Des Jardins, Jardiniere, 300 grove Street,
San Francisco, CA 94102,
415-861-5555
Nancy Oakes, Boulevard,
1 Mission Street,
San Francisco, CA 94105, 415-543-6084
Reed Hearon,
Rose Pistola/Black Cat, 532 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133,
415-399-0499
Michael Mina, Aqua,
252 California Street,
San Francisco, CA 94111,
415-956-9662

Judy Rodgers
, Zuni Café, 1658 Market Street,
San Francisco, CA 94102, 415-552-2522
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AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: MID-ATLANTIC
Jose Andres, Jaleo,
480 7th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20004,
202-628-6075
Jean-Marie Lacroix, Fountain Restaurant, The Four Seasons Hotel,
One Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103, 215-963-1500

Peter Pastan, Obelisk, 2029 P Street NW, Washington, DC 20036, 202-872-1180
Guillermo Pernot, Pasion,
2118 15th Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19102,
215-875-9895

Craig Shelton
, The Ryland Inn, Route 22 West, Whitehouse, NJ 08888, 908-534-4011
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AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: MIDWEST
Mark Baker,
Seasons Restaurant,
The Four Seasons Hotel,
120 Delaware Place,
Chicago, IL 60611,
312-649-2349

Jean-Robert De Cavel, Maisonette,
114 East Sixth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202,
513-721-2260
Harlan Peterson, Tapawingo,
9502 Lake Street, Ellsworth, MI 49729,
616-588-7971
Odessa Piper, L'Etoile,
25 N. Pickney,
Madison, WI 53703,
608-251-0500

Arun Sampanthavivat
, Arun,
4156 N. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618,
773-539-1909
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AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: NEW YORK CITY
Mario Batali, Po, Luppa, Babbo, 110 Waverly Place,
New York, NY 10011,
212-777-0303



Tom Colicchio
, Gramercy Tavern,
42 East 20th Street,
New York, NY 10003,
212-477-0777
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Rocco DiSpirito, Union Pacific,
111 East 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010,
212-995-8500
Christian Delouvrier, Lespinasse, St. Regis Hotel,
2 East 55th Street,
New York, NY 10022,
212-339-6719
Michael Romano
Union Square Café
21 E. 16th Street,
New York, NY 10003
212-243-4020

AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: NORTHEAST
Jean-Louis Gerin, Restaurant Jean-Louis,
61 Lewis Street,
Greenwich, CT 06830,
203-622-8450

Barbara Lynch
,
No. 9 Park,
9 Park Street,
Boston, MA 02554,
617-742-9991


Frank McClelland, L'Espalier,
30 Gloucester Street, Boston, MA 02115,
617-262-3023
Ken Oringer, Clio, The Elliot Suites Hotel,
370 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215,
617-536-7200

Michael Schlow
, Radius,
8 High Street,
Boston, MA 02110,
617-426-1234

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AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: NORTHWEST/ HAWAII
Philippe Boulot, The Heathman Hotel,
1001 SW Broadway,
Portland, OR 97205,
503-241-4100
Greg Higgins, Higgins, 1239 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205,
503-222-9070
Jean-Marie Josselin, A Pacific Café,
Kauai Village Shopping, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746, 808-822-0013
Shiro Kahiba, Shiro's,
2401 2nd Avenue,
Seattle, WA 98121,
206-443-9844

Jerry Traunfeld
, The Herbfarm,
32804 Issaquah Fall City Road, Fall City, WA 98024, 206-784-2222

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AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: SOUTHEAST

Ben Barker
, Magnolia Grill,
1002 Ninth Street,
Durham, NC 27705,
919-286-3609
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Anne Kearney, Peristyle, 1041 Dumaine,
New Orleans, LA 70116, 504-593-9535


Louis Osteen, Louis's, 200 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401, 843-853-2550
Anne Quatrano & Clifford Harrison, Bacchanalia/Floataway Café, 1198 Howell Mill Road,
Atlanta, GA 30318,
404-365-0410
Frank Stitt, Highlands Bar & Grill,
2011 11th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205,
205-939-1400
AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: SOUTHWEST
Chris Bianco, Pizzeria Bianco, 623 East Adams Street,
Phoenix, AZ 85004,
602-258-8300
Robert McGrath, Roaring Fork Restaurant,
7243 East Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251,
602-947-0795
Kent Rathbun, Abacus, 4511 McKinney Avenue, Dallas, TX 75205,
214-559-3111


Todd Schlossberg, Century Room, Hotel Jerome,
330 East Main Street,
Aspen, CO 81611,
970-920-1000

Janos Wilder
, Janos, 3770 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718,
520-615-6100
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