LIST: Bay Area winners, finalists for 2019 James Beard Restaurant & Chef Awards

ByKate Eby KGO logo
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Bay Area celebrates 2019 James Beard Award winners
We now know which Bay Area bars and wineries that have won a coveted James Beard award.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Pop the champagne! We now know which Bay Area establishments have won a coveted James Beard award. The nominees were announced on March 27. Fifteen finalists were narrowed down from the list of 30 semifinalists revealed in February. The award winners were announced on May 6.


Outstanding Bar Program

Bar Agricole, San Francisco

Outstanding Wine Program

Benu, San Francisco

Other Eating and Drinking Places

El Pípila, San Francisco


Best New Restaurant

Angler, San Francisco

Outstanding Baker

Avery Ruzicka, Manresa Bread, Los Gatos, CA

Outstanding Chef

David Kinch, Manresa Bread, Los Gatos, CA

Corey Lee, Benu, San Francisco

Outstanding Pastry Chef

Juan Contreras, Atelier Crenn, San Francisco

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Outstanding Restaurant

Quince, San Francisco

Outstanding Service

Saison, San Francisco

Swan Oyster Depot, San Francisco

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Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Producer

Cathy Corison, Corison Winery, St. Helena, CA

Steve Matthiasson, Matthiasson Wines, Napa, CA

Lance Winters, St. George Spirits, Alameda, CA

Rising Star Chef of the Year

Alexander Hong, Sorrel, San Francisco

Best Chef: West

Joshua Skenes, Saison, San Francisco

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Another Bay Area name has received recognition. Samin Nosrat won a James Beard Media Award for "Television Program, on Location" for her show "Salt Fat Acid Heat" which airs on Netflix. Nosrat worked under Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley and has trained with UC Berkeley professor and author, Michael Pollan.