Colorado chefs, restaurants snag 13 James Beard Award semifinalist spots

Colorado chefs, restaurants snag 13 James Beard Award semifinalist spots

The James Beard Foundation released its list of 2023 restaurant and chef award semifinalists today. Considered the Oscars of the food world, the awards honor chefs, restaurants, bar and wine programs, beer and spirits producers and more players on the national food scene. Colorado snagged 13 nominations this year for what’s widely regarded as one of the most prestigious honors in the hospitality industry, including in categories such as “outstanding restaurateur,” “outstanding chef” and “best new restaurant.” Five of the …