New Mexico Chefs Selected as Semifinalists at the James Beard Awards

New Mexico chefs selected as semifinalists at the 2023 James Beard Awards

Five New Mexico chefs have been announced as semifinalists for Best Chef at the 2023 James Beard Awards. The James Beard Awards recognize chefs who demonstrate high standards in their leadership and culinary skills, as well as chefs who make a positive impact on local communities. Here are the nominees for Best Chef in the Southwest: Ben Alexander, Mr. Kims, Tulsa, OKOscar Amador and Francesco Di Caudo, Anima by EDO, Las Vegas, NVRene Andrade and Roberto Centeno, Bacanora, Phoenix, AZKaoru Azeuchi, KAISEKI YUZU, Las Vegas, NVJaren Bates and Brett Vibber, The Table at Junipine, Sedona, AZLisa Becklund, FarmBar, Tulsa, OKAndrew Black, Gray Sweater, Oklahoma City, OKJeff Chanchaleune, Ma Der Lao Kitchen, Oklahoma City, OKYip Cheung, Red Plate, Las Vegas, NVNephi Craig, Café Gozhóó, Whiteriver, AZWendy Garcia, Tumerico, Tucson, AZBasit Gauba, Tikka Spice, Albuquerque, NMFernando Hernández, Testal, Phoenix, AZJimmy Li, Shanghai Taste, Las Vegas, NVLuis and Berenice Medina, El Chile Toreado, Santa Fe, NMYotaka & Alex Martin, Lom Wong, Phoenix, AZAndrea Meyer, The Love Apple, Taos, NMJustin Pioche, Pioche Food Group, Upper Fruitland (Doolkai), Navajo Nation, NMDavid Sellers, Horno Restaurant, Santa Fe, NMPaul Wilson, Boston Title & Summary, Tulsa, OK

Five New Mexico chefs have been announced as semifinalists for Best Chef at the 2023 James Beard Awards.

The James Beard Awards recognize chefs who demonstrate high standards in their leadership and culinary skills, as well as chefs who make a positive impact on local communities.

Here are the nominees for Best Chef in the Southwest:

  • Ben Alexander, Mr. Kims, Tulsa, OK
  • Oscar Amador and Francesco Di Caudo, Anima by EDO, Las Vegas, NV
  • René Andrade and Roberto Centeno, Bacanora, Phoenix, AZ
  • Kaoru Azeuchi, KAISEKI YUZU, Las Vegas, NV
  • Jaren Bates and Brett Vibber, The Table at Junipine, Sedona, AZ
  • Lisa Becklund, FarmBar, Tulsa, OK
  • Andrew Black, gray sweater, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Jeff Chanchaleune, Ma Der Lao Kitchen, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Yip Cheung, Red Plate, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nephi Craig, Cafe Gozhóó, Whiteriver, AZ
  • Wendy Garcia, Tumerico, Tucson, AZ
  • Basit Gauba, Tikka Spice, Albuquerque, NM
  • Fernando Hernández, Testal, Phoenix, AZ
  • Jimmy Li, Taste of Shanghai, Las Vegas, NV
  • Luis and Berenice Medina, El Chile Toreado, Santa Fe, NM
  • Yotaka and Alex Martin, Lom Wong, Phoenix, AZ
  • Andrea Meyer, The Love Apple, Taos, NM
  • Justin Pioche, Pioche Food Group, Upper Fruitland (Doolkai), Navajo Nation, NM
  • David Sellers, Horno Restaurant, Santa Fe, NM
  • Paul Wilson, Boston Title & Abstract, Tulsa, OK

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