StarChefs
presents
the 1998 James Beard Foundation Awards Gala


Since their inception in 1990, The James Beard Foundation Awards have become the highest honors awarded to fine food and beverage professionals in North America. More than 60 Awards are given to: chefs, restaurateurs, cookbook authors, journalists, broadcasters and restaurant designers.



WINNERS
1998 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION RESTAURANT AWARDS



FARBERWARE MILLENNIUM COOKWARE OUTSTANDING CHEF AWARD
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.
Wolfgang Puck
Spago Beverly Hills
176 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310-385-0880
WINNER CATEGORY TIE! Jean-Georges Vongerichten
Jean Georges
1 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023
212-299-3900





PERRIER OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT AWARD
The restaurant in the U.S. that serves as a national
standard bearer of consistency ofquality and excellence
in food, atmosphere and service. Restaurant must have been
in operation for the past ten years.

Le Bec-Fin
Owner: Georges Perrier
Chef: Georges Perrier
1523 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-567-1000





BEST NEW RESTAURANT AWARD
A restaurant opened in 1997 that already displays excellence in food,
beverage and service and is likely to make a significant impact in years to come.
Jean Georges
Owners: Phil Suarez,
Bob Giraldi
and Jean-Georges
Vongerichten
Chef: Didier Virot
1 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023
212-299-3900





PERRIER-JOUET RISING STAR CHEF OF THE YEAR
A chef, age 30 or younger, who displays an impressive talent
and who is likely to make a significant industry impact in years to come.
Keith Luce
Spruce
238 E. Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611
312-642-3757





CAFE DE COLOMBIA OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF AWARD
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.
Stephen Durfee
The French Laundry
6640 Washington Street
Yountville, CA 94599
707-944-2380





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
Julian Serrano
Masa's
648 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94108
415-989-7154




AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: MID-ATLANTIC
Georges Perrier
Le Bec-Fin
1523 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-567-1000




AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: MIDWEST
Sarah Stegner
The Dining Room at
The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
160 E. Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611
312-266-1000




AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: NEW YORK CITY
Eric Ripert
Le Bernardin
155 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
212-489-1515




AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: NORTHEAST
Susan Regis
Biba
272 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-426-7878




AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: NORTHWEST
Cory Schreiber
Wildwood
1221 NW 21st Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
503-248-9663




AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: SOUTHEAST
Frank Brigtsen
Brigtsen's
723 Dante Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
504-861-7610




AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: SOUTHWEST
Alessandro Stratta
Mary Elaine's
The Phoenician
6000 E. Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
602-423-2530





HUDSON VALLEY FOIE GRAS OUTSTANDING WINE SERVICE AWARD
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.
The Inn
at Little Washington

Wine Director:
Reinhardt Lynch
Middle & Main Street
Washington, VA 22747
540-675-3800





HUDSON VALLEY FOIE GRAS OUTSTANDING WINE AND SPIRITS PROFESSIONAL AWARD 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.

Robert Parker
The Wine Advocate
P.O. Box 311
Monkton, MD 21111
410-329-6477





OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD
A restaurant who demonstrates high standards of hospitality and service.
Must have been in operation for the past five years.
The Four Seasons
Owners: Alex von Bidder
and Julian Niccolini
99 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022
212-754-9494




1998 James Beard Foundation / Kitchenaid Book Awards




CATEGORY: BAKING AND DESSERTS
THE BEST BREAD EVER
Author: Charlie van Over
Publisher: Broadway Books
Editor: Harriet Bell 212-782-9842
Price: $27.50



CATEGORY: ENTERTAINING AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS
ENTERTAINING 101:
EVERYTHING YOU NEED
TO KNOW TO ENTERTAIN
WITH STYLE AND GRACE

Authors: Linda West Eckhardt
and Katherine West DeFoyd
Publisher: Doubleday
Editor: Judith Kern 212-782-9868
Price: $27.50




CATEGORY: FOOD OF THE AMERICAS
FIESTA: A CELEBRATION
OF LATIN HOSPITALITY

Author: Anya von Bremzen
Publisher: Doubleday
Editor: Judith Kern 212-782-9868
Price: $29.95


CATEGORY: FOOD OF THE MEDITERRANEAN
MARCELLA CUCINA
Author: Marcella Hazan
Publisher: HarperCollins
Editor: Susan Friedland 212-207-7697
Price: $35.00




CATEGORY: FOOD REFERENCE AND TECHNIQUE
COOKWISE: THE HOWS & WHYS
OF SUCCESSFUL COOKING

Author: Shirley O. Corriher
Publisher: William Morrow and Company
Editor: Pam Hoenig 212-261-6515
Price: $28.50




CATEGORY: GENERAL
THE NEW MAKING OF A COOK:
THE ART, TECHNIQUES AND SCIENCE OF GOOD COOKING

Author: Madeleine Kamman
Publisher: William Morrow
Editor: Pam Hoenig 212-261-6515
Price: $40.00


CATEGORY: HEALTHY FOCUS
AMERICAN MEDICAL
ASSOCIATION FAMILY
HEALTH COOKBOOK:
GOOD FOOD THAT'S
GOOD FOR YOU

Authors: Melanie Barnard
and Brooke Dojny
with Mindy Hermann, R.D.
and C. Wayne Callaway, M.D.
Publisher: Pocket Books
Editor: Mitchell Ivers 212-698-2897
Price: $30.00




CATEGORY: INTERNATIONAL
THE FOOD AND FLAVORS
OF HAUTE PROVENCE

Author: Georgeanne Brennan
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Editor: Bill LeBlond 415-537-4348
Price: $24.95




CATEGORY: SINGLE SUBJECT
THE SPLENDID GRAIN
Author: Rebecca Wood
Publisher: William Morrow and Co.
Editor: Gail Kinn 212-261-6500
Price: $30.00




CATEGORY: VEGETARIAN
VEGETARIAN COOKING
FOR EVERYONE

Author: Deborah Madison
Publisher: Broadway Books
Editor: Harriet Bell 212-782-9842
Price: $35.00




CATEGORY: WINE AND SPIRITS
COTE D'OR
Author: Clive Coates, M.W.
Publisher: University of California
Press Editor Contact: Julie Mori 510-642-1302
Price: $55.00




CATEGORY: WRITING ON FOOD
COD, A BIOGRAPHY OF THE FISH
THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Walker Publishing Company
Editor: Nancy Miller 914-833-2355
Price: $21.00




CATEGORY: BEST FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
THE MEZZO COOKBOOK
WITH JOHN TORODE

Authors: John Torode, Sarah Francis
Photographers: Diana Miller,
James Murphy
Publisher: SOMA Books
Editor: Kate Bell 415-252-4350
Price: $30.00




NOMINEES
1998 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION
AND INTERIOR DESIGN MAGAZINE
RESTAURANT DESIGN AND GRAPHICS AWARDS

OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT DESIGN
For the best restaurant design or renovation
in North America since January 1, 1995
Designers: George Yabu,
Marcia McDonald

Design Firm: Yabu Pushelberg
Address: 55 Booth Avenue
Toronto, ON M4M 2M3
CANADA
Telephone: 416-778-9779
Project: Monsoon
Address: 100 Simcoe Street
Toronto, ON M5H 3G2
CANADA




OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT GRAPHICS
For the best restaurant graphics executed
in North America since January 1, 1995
Designer: Dan Evans
Design Firm: Dan Evans Graphics
Address: 1820 El Cerrito Place #304
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Telephone: 213-876-4008
Project: The French Laundry
Address: 6460 Washington
Yountville, CA 94599





1998 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION/VIKING RANGE ELECTRONIC MEDIA AWARDS
For shows on food and beverage aired in 1997



VIKING RANGE BEST NATIONAL TELEVISION COOKING PROGRAM
Host: Pierre Franey
"Pierre Franey's
Cooking in Europe"
Network/Station: MPT
Executive Producer: John T. Potthast
Producer: Charles Pinsky




VIKING RANGE BEST NATIONAL TELEVISION COOKING SEGMENT
Host: Martha Stewart
"Martha Stewart Living:
Mrs. Maus' Fruitcake"
Network/Station: CBS
Executive Producer: Martha Stewart
Producer: Carolyn Kelly




VIKING RANGE BEST LOCAL TELEVISION COOKING SHOW OR SEGMENT
Host: Steve Dolinsky "Thailand:
The Exotic Kingdom"

Network/Station: CLTV
Executive Produce: Nelson Howard
Producer: Greg Janssen




VIKING RANGE BEST TELEVISION FOOD JOURNALISM
Journalist: Charles Gibson
"Good Morning America -
ABC News Greenmarket"
Network/Station: ABC
Executive Producer: Shelley Lewis and Mark Lukasiewicz




VIKING RANGE BEST LOCAL RADIO SHOW ON FOOD
Host: Steve Dolinsky
"Metropolis"
Network/Station: WBEZ-FM
Executive Producer: Justin Kaufman
Producer: Aaron Freeman
Air date: February 15, July 12 1997




VIKING RANGE BEST NATIONAL RADIO SHOW ON FOOD
Host: Lynne Rossetto Kasper
"The Splendid Table"
Network/Station: PRI
Executive Producer: Tom Voegeli
Producer: Sally Swift



1998 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION JOURNALISM AWARDS
For Articles on Food, Beverage and Nutrition Published in 1997
MAGAZINE WRITING ON DIET NUTRITION & HEALTH
Journalist: Paula Kurtzweil
FDA Consumer
Article: "Today's Special: Nutrition Information"
Publication Date: May/June 1997




NEWSPAPER WRITING ON DIET NUTRITION & HEALTH
Journalist: Suzanne Martinson
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Article: "Picky, Picky!"
Publication Date: May 4, 1997




MAGAZINE FEATURE WRITING WITH RECIPES
Journalist: Dorothy Kalins
Saveur Magazine
Article: "Kaiseki Modern:
The Art of the Meal"
Publication Date: January/February 1997




NEWSPAPER FEATURE WRITING WITH RECIPES
Journalist: Carole Sugarman &
Stephanie Witt Sedgwick

The Washington Post
Article: "How Low Can You Go?
Cut The Butter? Cut The Sugar? Cut The Eggs?
After Baking 23 Cakes, Here's What We Found"
Publication Date: January 22, 1997




MAGAZINE FEATURE WRITING WITHOUT RECIPES
Journalist: Molly O'Neill
San Francisco Magazine
Article: "Chuck"
Publication Date: August 1997




NEWSPAPER FEATURE WRITING WITHOUT RECIPES
Journalist: Russ Parsons
Los Angeles Times
Article: "Our Strawberry Roots"
Publication Date: April 16, 1997




NEWSPAPER NEWS REPORTING
Journalist: Jane Snow
Akron Beacon Journal
Article: "Raspberry Shipments
From Guatemala Halted"
Publication Date: June 6, 1997




MAGAZINE RESTAURANT REVIEW OR CRITIQUE
Journalist: Alan Richman
Gentlemen's Quarterly





NEWSPAPER RESTAURANT REVIEW OR CRITIQUE
Journalist: Ruth Reichl
The New York Times
Article:"A New LeCirque: The Same Old Magic"
Publication Date: October 1, 1997




MAGAZINE SERIES
Journalist: Catharine Reynolds
Gourmet
Name of Series: "Paris Journal"
Publication Dates: April & July 1997




NEWSPAPER SERIES
Journalist: Carole Sugarman
The Washington Post
Name of Series: "The Road To Food Safety?
How the Government's New Rules Will
(and Won't) Protect Your Dinner",
"An End To Food Scares? Reconsidering Irradiation,
With All Its Pros and Cons",
"Food Scares: Just a Hot Topic
or are They on the Rise?"
Publication Dates: October 29,
November 12, December 10, 1997




MAGAZINE WRITING ON SPIRITS, WINE & BEER
Journalist: Gerald Asher
Gourmet
Article: "Wine Journal:
The French Do It Differently"
Publication Date: September 1997




NEWSPAPER WRITING ON SPIRITS, WINE & BEER
Journalist: Judith Weinraub
The Washington Post
Article: "It's Hot out There!"
Publication Date: November 12, 1997




M.F.K. FISHER DISTINGUISHED WRITING AWARD
Journalist:Colman Andrews
Saveur Magazine
Article: "Cheese Toast"
Publication Date: April 1997


StarChefs Congratulates All The Winners This Year!


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