Each year, we are always so proud to see alumni and Deans of the International Culinary Center recognized for excellence in their field. With the recent announcements from the James Beard Foundation, we’d like to congratulate the following ICC alumni [and Dean!] for being recognized in the list of 2018 James Beard Award Semifinalists!
Following last year’s ceremony, ICC Dean and Chef, David Kinch, is nominated again for Outstanding Chef —an award he took home last year! Philadelphia institution Zahav, led by ICC alumni Steven Cook, is also nominated again for Outstanding Service. Cook’s team took home the award last year as well. To view all ICC alumni nominees [and winners!] from the 2017 Awards, click here.
2018 James Beard Award Semifinalist [ICC Alumni List]
Outstanding Chef Category:
Ashley Christensen, Poole’s Diner, Raleigh, NC [Sous Vide Intensive ‘12]
David Kinch, Manresa, Los Gatos, CA [ICC Dean]
Alex Roberts, Restaurant Alma, Minneapolis, MN [Culinary Arts ‘93]
L’Etoile, Madison, WI – [Tory Miller, Culinary Arts ‘00]
Momofuku Noodle Bar, NYC [David Chang, Culinary Arts ‘01]
O Ya, Boston – [Tim & Nancy Cushman, Fundamentals of Wine ‘06]
The Red Cat, NYC [David Battin, Culinary Arts ‘12]
Saison, San Francisco [Joshua Skenes, Culinary Arts ‘01]
Sepia, Chicago [Andrew Zimmerman, Culinary Arts ‘00]
Zahav, Philadelphia [Steven Cook, Culinary Arts ‘00]
Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
Brittanny Anderson, Brenner Pass, Richmond, VA [Culinary Arts, ‘09]
Joey Baldino, Zeppoli, Collingswood, NJ [Culinary Arts, ‘02]
Best Chef: New York City
Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske, Contra [Culinary Arts, ’07 and Culinary Arts ’09 | Pastry Arts ’10, respectively]
Best Chef: West
Evan Rich and Sarah Rich, Rich Table, San Francisco [Sarah Rich, Culinary Arts ‘01]
Joshua Skenes, Saison, San Francisco [Culinary Arts ‘01]
For the full list of 2018 James Beard Award Semifinalists, click here.