February 18, 2015
James Beard Foundation announced Wednesday the semifinalists for its 2015 Restaurant and Chef Award categories, from "Outstanding Restaurant" to "Rising Star Chef of the Year," and some of Philly's finest made the list.
Andre Chin and Amanda Eap of Artisan Boulanger Patissier on Mifflin St. made the list for "Outstanding Baker."
The "Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic" category is riddled with Philly people, including Joe Cicala of Le Virtù, Nicholas Elmi of Laurel, Pierre Calmels of Bibou, Rich Landau of Vedge, Konstantinos Pitsillides of Kanella and Greg Vernick of Vernick Food & Drink.
The foundation will announce the final Restaurant and Chef Award nominees at the James Beard House in New York City on Tuesday, March 24.
See the full list of semifinalists.