It’s that time of year again when the James Beard Foundation (a.k.a the Oscars of the culinary world) announces the semifinalists for its Restaurant and Chef Awards and in 2020, and Houston didn’t disappoint. These semi-finalists will be whittled down to finalists on March 25. The James Beard Awards are set for May 4 in Chicago.
Check out the full list of Houston-based semi-finalists below:
Best Chef: Texas (new category)
Rising Star Chef of the Year
Kaitlin Steets, Theodore Rex
Outstanding Wine Program
Justin Yu, Theodore Rex