Nominate Asheville's Chefs for National Award

Nominate Asheville's Chefs for National Award
James Beard Foundation now accepting entries

It has been a big year for Asheville's food scene--with many new restaurants and breweries opening and several others announced, Southern Living magazine naming us one of the "Tastiest Towns in the South," the Cooking Channel and Travel Channel both filming new episodes in town, and more. Now you have an opportunity to share Asheville's culinary accomplishments with the world.

Now through December 31, the James Beard Foundation Awards are accepting nominations in 21 categories, including:
  • Best Chef in the Southeast
  • Rising Star Chef of the Year
  • Outstanding Chef
  • Outstanding Restaurant
  • Best New Restaurant
  • Outstanding Bar Program

Four area chefs have garnered nominations in past years. Help us make 2014 the year that one special chef (or two, or three!) brings a medal home to Footopia!
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