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Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, Jeff Osaka Among the Semi Finalists for James Beard Foundation Awards

Alex Seidel of Fruition, Yasmin Lozada-Hissom of Spuntino, Frank Bonanno of Bonanno Concepts
Alex Seidel of Fruition, Yasmin Lozada-Hissom of Spuntino, Frank Bonanno of Bonanno Concepts

This morning, for the first time ever, the James Beard Foundation streamed the announcement of this year's Restaurant and Chef Awards semi-finalists live from Orlando, Florida. From this "long list" of semifinalists, a list of finalists will be announced on March 18; then the awards ceremony will take place in May in New York City's Lincoln Center, as it has in years past. The James Beard Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals in America. Colorado scored its fare share of nominations. Here they are:

· Rising Star: Jorel Pierce, Euclid Hall
· Outstanding Pastry Chef: Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, Spuntino
· Outstanding Restaurateur: Frank Bonanno, Bonanno Concepts
· Outstanding Wine Program: The Little Nell, Aspen
· Outstanding Bar Program: Williams & Graham
· Best Chef Southwest: Jeff Osaka, Twelve
· Best Chef Southwest: Alex Seidel, Fruition

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· Master Sommelier Carlton McCoy Named Wine Director at Aspen's the Little Nell [EDen]
· Getting to Know New Top Chef Contender Jorel Pierce [EDen]

Spuntino

2639 West 32nd Avenue, , CO 80211 (303) 433-0949 Visit Website

Euclid Hall

1317 14th St, , CO 80202 (303) 595-4255 Visit Website

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