James Beard Award Semifinalists Announced for 2019


Congratulations are in order!

The James Beard Foundation has announced its awards semifinalists for what is considered the greatest distinction in the restaurant industry, and New Orleans is well-represented.

Neighborhood South Market chefs Kelly Fields of Willa Jean and Michael Gulotta of Maypop have both been selected as semi-finalists for this prestigious award.

This is the “long list;” the “short list” of finalists will be announced March 27 and the winners will named in Chicago on May 6.

See the full coverage in Eater.