The final nominees for the 2018 James Beard Foundation awards were announced Wednesday morning, and these are the Georgians who made the final cut. The annual awards are the equivalent to the Oscars in the food world. The restaurant and chef winners will be announced on May 7 in Chicago. The media awards will be held in Chelsea Piers in New York on April 27.
Outstanding Bar Program
Kimball House in Decatur
Best Chef Southeast
Chef Mashama Bailey of The Grey in Savannah
Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award
M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
Former Atlanta Magazine food writer, now deputy editor for Southern Foodway’s Alliance, Osayi Endolyn for Gravy. She currently lives in Gainesville, Florida.