Nominate Asheville's Finest Foodies For James Beard Awards

Nominate Asheville's Finest Foodies For James Beard Awards
Hey Foodies! Do you have a favorite restaurant, chef or food writer in Asheville that deserves some national attention? Now's your chance to provide them with some major recognition with the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards

A James Beard award is a big deal for culinary professionals who work hard to please your palate. Dubbed the "Oscars of the Food World," these awards are the "country's most coveted honors for chefs, food and beverage professionals; broadcast media, journalists and authors working on food; and restaurant architects and designers."  The mission of the James Beard Foundation is to celebrate, nurture and preserve America's diverse culinary heritage and future.

There are 19 categories including Outstanding Restaurateur, Best Chef: Southeast, Rising Star Chef of the Year, Outstanding Restaurant and more. Voting continues through December 31, 2011.

Learn more about Asheville's food scene and find a listing of Asheville eateries at

Other big foodie news for Asheville: Asheville wins the Trip Advisor 2011 Travelers' Choice Food & Wine Destination Awards.

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