Are those tears in my eyes? OK -- theyr'e not, but I feel like I might cry because the semi-finalists for the James Beard Awards were announced and three of our very own Top Chefs were nominated!!! The illustrious Mr. Tom Colicchio for "Outsanding Chef" for Craft, Bryan Voltaggio for "Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic" for VOLT, and Kevin Gillespie for "Rising Star Chef of the Year." I/we could not be more proud of these three -- the nominations are so well-deserved. Leave your best wishes for the chefs in the Comments section below, won't you?
Congradulations to all the finalists. I have been watching the show since the first season. I had the wonderful oppurtunity this weekend to got to Michael's resturant VOLT, and experience his cooking expertise first hand and was amazed by the menu itself, but also the flavors behind each dish I choose.
WOW!!!! Awesome!!! Super congratulations to Tom, Bryan and Kevin on being James Beard semi-finalists!!!!!!! Well deserved!!!!
Kudos to all of you. May the best chef win. I love the show Top Chef. I have learned so much about food and the unique ways that the chefs' prepare them.
This is so exciting to have them all recognized. Did not miss an episode this year and my personal favorite was Kevin. Wish them all the best and this does say something about Top Chef recognizing the best! Well done!
Could not be happier for al three, ecpecially Kevin and Bryan!They were my favs this season. Looking forward to great things from you all! Congrats!
Congratulations to the three of you. Just make sure not to invite the OC Housewives to dine at any of your restaurants!
Did you expect anything less of these guys? Their talent cannot possibly be contained within a one hour show. Congratulations!
Awesome! Before all these cooking shows....I thought the James Beard award was some guy who had nice facial hair : )
Congratulations! I recently had the pleasure of dining at Kevin's restaurant "Woodfire Grill" and enjoyed it immensely. This was one of my favorite seasons of Top Chef (and I have watched all of them) because the level of talent was so evident in the last five chefs.
The people who make the nominations obviously have great taste/ This was the greatest season of Top Chef so far as all chefs(when you got down to the final 4) were full of class. Good luck guys.
Congrats to all.You all are great chefs with different styles.My new goal in life, to try each of your restaurants.I wish all of you could win!!!