The complete list of James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards nominees from Michigan

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A dish from Ji Hye Kim’s Miss Kim restaurant in Ann Arbor. Chef Kim has been nominated for Outstanding Chef from the James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards. (Photo by Jacob Hamilton | MLive)

Their passion for food has not gone unnoticed. The nominations are now out for the James Beard 2022 Restaurant and Chef Awards and Michigan is well represented.

These nominations are a chef’s dream as the James Beard Foundation is one of the country’s most respected organizations in the world of food.

A voting body will determine who among these semifinalists will move on to become finalists. They will be revealed on Wednesday, March 16, with winners being announced at a ceremony later this year on Monday, June 13 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Here are all of the chefs and restaurants from Michigan who have been nominated:

  • Outstanding Restaurateur – J.D. Simpson and Roger Yopp, Savannah Blue, Detroit
  • Outstanding Chef – Ji Hye Kim, Miss Kim, Ann Arbor
  • Best New Restaurant – BARDA, Detroit
  • Outstanding Pastry Chef – Warda Bouguettaya, Warda Pâtisserie, Detroit
  • Outstanding Hospitality – Phoenicia, Birmingham; Mudgie’s Deli and Wine Shop, Detroit
  • Outstanding Wine Program Madam, Birmingham
  • Outstanding Bar Program Shelby, Detroit
  • Best Chef: Great Lakes Region (IL, IN, MI, OH) – Omar Anani, Saffron De Twah, Detroit; Anthony Lombardo, SheWolf, Detroit; Michael Ransom, ima, Detroit; James Rigato, Mabel Gray, Hazel Park; Ahmad Sanji, AlTayeb, Dearborn; Sarah Welch, Marrow, Detroit; Kate Williams, Karl’s, Detroit.
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2022 James Beard semfinalists

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