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THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARDS
PRESENT 1996 WINNERS


New York - April 29 - Winners for The Sixth Annual James Beard
Foundation Awards were announced this evening at a ceremony
held at The New York Marriott Marquis. The 1996 James Beard
Foundation Awards honored 59 culinary professionals in the U.S.
and Canada, including chefs and restaurateurs, cookbook authors,
journalists, restaurant designers and broadcasting talents.


Highlights from the three-hour awards ceremony included
(detailed lists follow):


Farberware Millennium Outstanding Chef Award: Jeremiah Tower, Stars, San Francisco


Perrier Outstanding Restaurant Award: Commander's Palace, New Orleans, LA


Perrier-Jouet Rising Star Chef of the Year (for a chef age 30 or younger):
Douglas Rodriguez, Patria, New York City


Milliken Best New Restaurant (opened in 1995): Brasserie Jo, Chicago


KitchenAid Cookbook of the Year: Flatbreads and Flavors:
A Bakers Atlas by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid (William Morrow & Co.)


James Beard Humanitarian of the Year: Danny Meyer, owner
of New York City's Union Square Cafe and Gramercy Tavern
and a board member of Share Our Strength, Food & Hunger
Hotline and City Harvest.


Julia Child, received two awards; one for her cookbook
In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs (Knopf), and the second
for her MPTV-PBS series by the same name, produced
by Geoffrey Drummond.


The evening's show, hosted by WNBC-TV's Al Roker and TVFN's
Nina Griscom, included a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award
dedicated to Peter Kump, the late president of The James Beard
Foundation whose vision six years ago was to establish an awards
program recognizing culinary artists. Today, The James Beard
Foundation Awards are the nation's most prestigious and coveted
honors for fine food and beverage professionals.

The James Beard Foundation celebrated its tenth anniversary
this year with a festive reception following the ceremony
which featured 18 award-winning cookbook authors who
teamed with leading chefs to feed the crowd of nearly 1500.


Winners of The James Beard Foundation Awards are nominated and voted
upon by culinary and journalism professionals. Ballot tabulation
is handled by Arthur Andersen LLP. Results are kept confidential
until the Awards night. Winners receive a bronzed medallion engraved
with the image of James Beard. The Awards are open to any food
or beverage industry professional who meet the entry criteria.
For information on entering the 1997 James Beard Foundation
Awards, please call 212.620.7093 or send a self-addressed
envelope to: The James Beard Foundation Awards,6 West 18th Street,
10th Floor, New York, NY 10011.
Applications will be available in October 1996.

The James Beard Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization
dedicated to furthering the practice and appreciation of the culinary arts.
Membership is open to both food and beverage professionals
and consumers alike. For membership information,
call (800) 36 BEARD or 212.627.2308.


FARBERWARE MILLENNIUM OUTSTANDING CHEF OF THE YEAR
The working chef in America whose career has set national industry standards
and who has served as an inspiration to other food professionals.
Must have been a working chef for the past five years.
Jermiah Tower
Stars
150 Redwood Alley
San Francisco, CA 94102
415-861-7827






PERRIER OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT AWARD
The restaurant in the U.S. that serves as a national standard bearer
of consistency of quality and excellence in food, atmosphere and service.
Restaurant must have been in operation for the past ten years.
Commander's Palace
Owners:
Ella & Dick Brennan
Chef: Jamie Shannon
1403 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-899-8231






MILLIKEN BEST NEW RESTAURANT AWARD
A restaurant opened in 1995 that already displays excellence
in food, beverage and service and is likely to make a significant impact in years to come.
Brasserie Jo
Owners:
Lettuce Entertain You
Chef: Jean Joho
59 W. Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60610
312-595-0800





PERRIER-JOUËT RISING STAR CHEF OF THE YEAR
A chef, age 30 or younger at time of nomination, who displays
an impressive talent and who is likely to make a significant
industry impact in years to come.
Douglas Rodriguez
Patria
250 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003
212-777-6211






OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF OF THE YEAR
A chef or baker who prepares desserts, pastries or breads who serves as a national
standard bearer of excellence. Must have been a pastry chef or baker for the past five years.
Sarabeth Levine
Sarabeth's
423 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10024
212-496-6280






PERRIER-JOUËT AMERICA'S BEST CHEFS
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.



PERRIER-JOUËT BEST AMERICAN CHEFS: CALIFORNIA
Thomas Keller
The French Laundry
6640 Washington Street
Yountville, CA 94559
707-944-2380



PERRIER-JOUËT BEST AMERICAN CHEFS: MID-ATLANTIC
Roberto Donna
Galileo
1110 21st Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
202-293-7191



PERRIER-JOUËT BEST AMERICAN CHEFS: MIDWEST
Sanford D'Amato
Sanford Restaurant
1547 N. Jackson Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414-276-9608



PERRIER-JOUËT BEST AMERICAN CHEFS: NEW YORK CITY
Jean-Georges Vongerichten
JoJo/Vong
160 E. 64th Street
New York, NY 10021
212-223-5656



PERRIER-JOUËT BEST AMERICAN CHEFS: NORTHEAST
Chris Schlesinger
East Coast Grill / Blue Room
1271 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-491-6568



PERRIER-JOUËT BEST AMERICAN CHEFS: NORTHWEST
Alan Wong
Alan Wong's
1857 S. King Street
5th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96826
808-949-2526



PERRIER-JOUËT BEST AMERICAN CHEFS: SOUTHEAST
Guenter Seeger
The Dining Room at
The Ritz-Carlton
3434 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-237-2700



PERRIER-JOUËT BEST AMERICAN CHEFS: SOUTHWEST
Mark Miller
Coyote Cafe
132 W. Water Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-983-1615



HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR
Danny Meyer
Serves on the Boards of:
City Harvest,
Food & Hunger Hotline & Share Our Strength
Owner: Union Square Cafe and
Gramercy Tavern, New York City.



LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Peter Kump
POSTHUMOUSLY
Founder & President of the James Beard Foundation
President of Peter Kump's New York Cooking School




OUTSTANDING WINE SERVICE AWARD
SPONSORED BY HUDSON VALLEY FOIE GRAS

A restaurant that displays and encourages excellence in wine service
through a well-presented wine list, knowledgeable staff and efforts
to educate customers about wine. Restaurant must have been in operation
at least five years.
Chanterelle
Wine Director:
Roger Dagorn
2 Harrison Street
New York, NY 10013
212-966-6960





OUTSTANDING WINE AND SPIRITS
PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
SPONSORED BY HUDSON VALLEY FOIE GRAS

A winemaker, brewer or spirits professional who has made significant
national impact in the wine and spirits industry. Must have been
in profession at least five years.
Jack and Jamie Davies
Owners
Schramsberg Vineyards
1400 Schramsberg Road
Calistoga, CA 94515
707-942-4558






MASTERCARD OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD
A restaurateur or service professional who demonstrates high standards
of hospitality and service. Must have been working in restaurant for the past five years.
Piero Selvaggio
Valentino
3115 W. Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-829-4313







1996 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION JOURNALISM AWARDS
For Articles on Food, Beverage and Nutrition Published in 1995



MAGAZINE WRITING ON DIET NUTRITION & HEALTH
Journalist: Ed Blonz, Ph.D.
Publication: Vegetarian Times
Article:"Scientific Studies: How to Handle the Hype"
Publication Date: March 1995


NEWSPAPER WRITING ON DIET NUTRITION & HEALTH

Journalist: Jane Show
Publication: The Beacon Journal,
Akron, Ohio
Article:"Food"
Publication Date: August 23, 1995


MAGAZINE FEATURE WRITING WITH RECIPES
Journalist: Robb Walsh
Publication: American Way
Article:"Hot-Sauce Safari"
Publication Date: October 1, 1995


NEWSPAPER FEATURE WRITING WITH RECIPES
Journalist: Kristin Eddy
Publication: The Atlanta Journal/
The Atlanta Constitution, Georgia
Article: "Tea - A Brand New Bag"
Publication Date: April 13, 1995



MAGAZINE FEATURE WRITING WITHOUT RECIPES
Journalist: Leslie Brenner
Publication: Avenue
Article: "Eureka! He Turns Oil Into Gold"
Publication Date: October, 1995



NEWSPAPER FEATURE WRITING WITHOUT RECIPES
Journalist: Bryan Miller
Publication: The New York Times
Article: "Inside Peek at a 3-Star Kitchen"
Publication Date: April 19, 1995


NEWSPAPER NEWS REPORTING
Journalist: Daniel P. Puzo
Publication: Los Angeles Times
Article: "What Happened to California's Seafood?"
Publication Date: September 7, 1995


MAGAZINE RESTAURANT REVIEW OR CRITIQUE
Journalist: Alan Richman
Publication: GQ


NEWSPAPER RESTAURANT REVIEW OR CRITIQUE
Journalist: Ruth Reichl
Publication: The New York Times



MAGAZINE SERIES

Journalist: Elizabeth Schneider
Publication: Food Arts
Name of Series: "PURVEYOR A New Look at Venerable Vegetables",
"PURVEYOR Pine Nuts Beyond Pesto",
"PURVEYOR Beet Generation"
Publication Dates: July/August 1995,
October 1995,
and November 1995



NEWSPAPER SERIES
Journalist: Steven M. Pratt
Publication: Chicago Tribune
Name of Series: "America's Plate"
Publication Dates: November 8, 15,
and 22, 1995




MAGAZINE WRITING ON SPIRITS, WINE & BEER
 NEWSPAPER WRITING ON SPIRITS, WINE & BEER
Journalist: Michael Bonadies
Publication: Wine & Spirits
Article: "Cote le Beaune"
Publication Date: Fall 1995

Journalist: Benjamin M. Meyers
Publication: The Washinton Post
Article: "It Must Be Spring - Bock is Back"
Publication Date: March 1995


MFK FISHER DISTINGUISHED WRITING AWARDS
Journalist: Paula Wolfert
Publication: Saveur
Article: "My Old Moroccan Home"
Publication Dates: July/August 1995







1996 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION
ELECTRONIC-MEDIA AWARDS



BEST TELEVISION COOKING SHOW: NATIONAL
Host: Julia Child
Name of Show: "In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs"
Network/Station: MPTV-PBS
Executive Producer: Geoffrey Drummond


BEST TELEVISION COOKING SHOW: LOCAL
Host: Myke Motley Name of Show: "Good Eating"
Network/Station: CLTV,
Oak Brook, IL
Executive Producer: Steve Dolinsky


BEST TELEVISION FOOD JOURNALISM
Host: Martin Yan
Name of Show: "Yan Can Cook: The Best of China"
Network/Station: KQED, San Francisco, CA
Producer: DeAnne Hamilton D'Aria
Airdates: May 1, 1995


BEST RADIO SHOW ON FOOD
Host: Vertamae Grosvenor
Name of Show: "Seasonings"
Network/Station: National Public Radio
Producer: Sandra Rattley-Lewis
Airdates: Holidays 1995







1996 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION
AND INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE
RESTAURANT DESIGN AND GRAPHICS AWARDS



OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT DESIGN
For the best restaurant design or renovation since January 1, 1993

Designers: Gilles Depardon,
AIA, Kathryn Ogawa,
AIA, and Janis Leonard

Design Firm: Ogawa / Depardon Architects
Address: 10 Downing Street 6M
New York, NY 10014
Telephone: 212-627-7390
Project: Bar 89
Project Address: 89 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012



BEST RESTAURANT GRAPHICS
For the best restaurant graphics since January 1, 1993

Designer: Mike Fink
Design Firm: Mike Fink
Address: 100 North Fourth Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
Telephone: 310-207-5175
Project: The Double A
Project Address: 331 Sandoval Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
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