4 Chicago Restaurants & Chefs Named 2024 James Beard Award Nominees

4 Chicago Restaurants & Chefs Named 2024 James Beard Award Nominees

April 3, 2024 by

By Lauren Brocato By Lauren Brocato

For over 30 years, The James Beard Foundation has celebrated the top culinary talents across the country with the Restaurant and Chef Awards. This year, the nonprofit organization has recognized several establishments and individuals in Chicago for their exceptional talents in food, hospitality and other aspects of the industry, as well as being committed to values such as community, sustainability and equity.

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Jenner Tomaska of Lincoln Park's Esmé earned a Best Chef nomination.

Of the 17 semi-finalists hailing from Chicago, the four below restaurants and chefs earned nominations. Winners will be announced in a ceremony at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, June 10.

See also: 17 Chicago Restaurants & Chefs Named 2024 James Beard Award Semi-Finalists

Outstanding Pastry Chef or Baker

Anna Posey, Elske

Outstanding Hospitality

Lula Cafe

Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)

Sujan Sarkar, Indienne

Jenner Tomaska, Esmé

Click here for the full list of nominees.













4 Chicago Restaurants & Chefs Named 2024 James Beard Award Nominees

April 3, 2024 by By Lauren Brocato

For over 30 years, The James Beard Foundation has celebrated the top culinary talents across the country with the Restaurant and Chef Awards. This year, the nonprofit organization has recognized several establishments and individuals in Chicago for their exceptional talents in food, hospitality and other aspects of the industry, as well as being committed to values such as community, sustainability and equity.

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Jenner Tomaska of Lincoln Park's Esmé earned a Best Chef nomination.

Of the 17 semi-finalists hailing from Chicago, the four below restaurants and chefs earned nominations. Winners will be announced in a ceremony at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, June 10.

See also: 17 Chicago Restaurants & Chefs Named 2024 James Beard Award Semi-Finalists

Outstanding Pastry Chef or Baker

Anna Posey, Elske

Outstanding Hospitality

Lula Cafe

Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)

Sujan Sarkar, Indienne

Jenner Tomaska, Esmé

Click here for the full list of nominees.