Three Rhode Island Chefs Nominated for The People’s Best New Chef 2012

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Clearly it’s award season, and the food world isn’t getting left out. The James Beard Foundation Award semifinalists were announced two weeks ago and Food & Wine magazine also awards very prestigious honors to chefs and restaurants. Rhode Island’s Melissa Denmark from Gracie’s was nominated in the magazine’s first People’s Best New Pastry Chef and now [….]

RI Chefs and Restaurants Stand Out on 2012 James Beard Awards Semifinalists List

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UPDATED (more comments below) The  James Beard Foundation 2012 Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists were announced this morning and a number of Rhode Island chefs and restaurants are included on this year’s list. The semifinalists in our area are: Best New Restaurant: The Dorrance Outstanding Bar Program: Cook & Brown Public House Rising Star Chef [….]

Chef Nemo Bolin Highlights Rhode Island in Travel + Leisure

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For the second time in less than a month Travel + Leisure magazine mentions the excellent food available in Rhode Island. This time it’s in a story in the July 2011 issue of the magazine called “United States of Deliciousness” wherein 51 chefs from around the country talk abut their favorite local spots. Representing Rhode [….]

Three RI’ers Named to James Beard Awards Semifinalists List

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The  James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists were announced this morning and included Chef Matt Jennings of Farmstead/La Laiterie, and Chef Champe Speidel of Persimmon in the Best Chef Northeast category, along with Cook & Brown Public House in the Best New Restaurant category. The Semifinalists were narrowed down from 28,000 online nominees. [….]