1999 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARDS
1999 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION/AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEFS
Winners were announced at a ceremony on May 3rd, 1999
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
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AWARD WINNER!
Paul Bertolli
Oliveto
5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618
510-547-5356
Traci Des Jardins
Jardiniére
300 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
415-861-5555
Nancy Oakes
Boulevard
1 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
415-543-6084
Cindy Pawlcyn
Mustards Grill
7399 St. Helena Highway, Napa, CA 94558
707-944-2424
Judy Rodgers
Zuni Café
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
415-552-2522
AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: MID-ATLANTIC
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AWARD WINNER!
Jeffrey Buben
Vidalia
1990 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037
202-659-1990
Ris La Coste
1789 Restaurant
1226 36th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007
202-965-1789
Jean-Marie Lacroix
Fountain Restaurant
The Four Seasons Hotel
One Logan Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-963-1500
Francesco Martorella
Brasserie Perrier
1619 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-568-3000
Craig Shelton
The Ryland Inn
Route 22 West
Whitehouse, NJ 08888
908-534-4011
AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: MIDWEST
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AWARD WINNER!
Debbie Gold &
Michael Smith
The American Restaurant
200 East 25th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108
816-426-1133
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
Takashi Yagihashi
Tribute
31425 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48334
248-848-1313
AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: NEW YORK CITY
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AWARD WINNER!
Lidia Bastianich
Felidia Ristorante
243 E. 58th Street, New York, NY 10022
212-758-1479
Tom Colicchio
Gramercy Tavern
42 East 20th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-477-0777
Rocco DiSpirito
Union Pacific
111 East 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010
212-995-8500
Douglas Rodriguez
Patria
250 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10003
212-777-6211
Michael Romano
Union Square Café
21 E. 16th Street, New York, NY 10003
212-243-4020

AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: NORTHEAST
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Stan Frankenthaler
Salamander
Carter Ink Building
1 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA 02142
617-225-2121
Jean-Louis Gérin
Restaurant Jean-Louis
61 Lewis Street, Greenwich, CT 06830
203-622-8450
AWARD WINNER!
Melissa Kelly
Old Chatham Sheepherding Co. Inn
99 Shaker Museum Road, Old Chatham, NY 12136
518-794-9774
Frank McClelland
L'Espalier
30 Gloucester Street, Boston, MA 02115
617-262-3023
Ken Oringer
Clio
The Eliot Suites Hotel
370 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215
617-536-7200

AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: NORTHWEST/ HAWAII
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Philippe Boulot
The Heathman Hotel
1001 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
503-241-4100
Sam Choy
Sam Choy's
449 Kapahulu Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815
808-732-8645
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
AWARD WINNER!
Christine Keff
Flying Fish
2234 First Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
206-728-8595
AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: SOUTHEAST
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Ben Barker
Magnolia Grill
1002 Ninth Street, Durham, NC 27705
919-286-3609
Ann Kearney
Peristyle
1041 Dumaine, New Orleans, LA 70116
504-593-9535
Louis Osteen
Louis's
200 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401
843-853-2550
AWARD WINNER!
Jamie Shannon
Commander's Palace
1403 Washington Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
504-899-8231
Frank Stitt
Highlands Bar & Grill
2011 11th Ave. South, Birmingham, AL 35205
205-939-1400
AMERICAN EXPRESS BEST CHEF: SOUTHWEST
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Charles Dale
Renaissance and R Bistro
304 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen, CO 81611
970-925-2402
Katharine Kagel
Café Pasqual's
121 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-983-9340
Robert McGrath
Roaring Fork Restaurant
7243 East Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
602-947-0795


Janos Wilder
Janos
3770 East Sunrise Dr., Tucson, AZ 85718
520-615-6100
AWARD WINNER!
Roxsand Scocos
RoxSand
Biltmore Fashion Park, 2594 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-381-0444

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