2015 James Beard restaurant and chef award winners

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Posted: May 04, 2015 10:46 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — The winners of the 2015 James Beard Foundation restaurant and chef awards announced Monday are:

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NATIONAL RESTAURANT AND CHEF AWARDS

— Best New Restaurant

Batard in New York City

— Outstanding Baker

Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery in New York City

— Outstanding Bar Program

The Violet Hour in Chicago

— Outstanding Chef

Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern in New York City

— Outstanding Pastry Chef

Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar in New York City

— Outstanding Restaurant

Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York

— Outstanding Restaurateur

Donnie Madia of One Off Hospitality Group in Chicago

— Outstanding Service

The Barn at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee

— Outstanding Wine Program

A16 in San Francisco

— Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional

Rajat Parr of Mina Group in San Francisco

— Rising Star Chef of the Year

Jessica Largey of Manresa in Los Gatos, California

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RESTAURANT DESIGN AWARDS

— 75 Seats and Under

Design Firm: Bureau of Architecture and Design

Designers: Tom Nahabedian and James Gorski

Project: Brindille, Chicago

— 76 Seats and Over

Design Firm: SOMA

Designers: Michel Abboud

Project: Workshop Kitchen + Bar, Palm Springs, California

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REGIONAL CHEF AWARDS

— Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)

Jonathon Sawyer of Greenhouse Tavern in Cleveland

— Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)

Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore

— Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, WI)

Gerard Craft of Niche in Clayton, Missouri

— New York City (Five Boroughs)

Mark Ladner of Del Posto

— Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY STATE, RI, VT)

Barry Maiden of Hungry Mother in Cambridge, Massachusetts

— Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)

Blaine Wetzel of The Willows Inn on Lummi Island in Lummi Island, Washington

— South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, PR)

Alon Shaya of Domenica in New Orleans

— Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)

Jason Stanhope of FIG in Charleston, South Carolina

— Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT)

Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue in Austin

— West (CA, HI, NV)

Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski of State Bird Provisions in San Francisco

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America's Classics

— Archie's Waeside in Le Mars, Iowa

Owner: Robert Rand

— Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Owners: Elizabeth and Dixon Dedman, Helen and Chuck Dedman

— Guelaguetza in Los Angeles

Owners: The Lopez Family

— Sally Bell's Kitchen in Richmond, Virginia

Owners: Martha Crowe Jones and Scott Jones

— Sevilla Restaurant in New York City

Owners: Jose Lloves and Bienvenido Alvarez

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Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America

— Allan Benton

Pork producer and purveyor in Madisonville, Tennessee

— Dale DeGroff

Mixologist in New York City

— Wylie Dufresne

Chef and restaurateur in New York City

— Nathalie Dupree

Cookbook author and television personality from Charlestown, South Carolina

— Maricel Presilla

Chef, restaurateur and cookbook author from Hoboken, New Jersey

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Humanitarian of the Year

Michel Nischan, CEO, president and cofounder of Wholesome Wave

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises in Chicago