Monday, May 04, 2009

Third Time's A Charm: Jose Garces Wins First James Beard Award, Named Best Chef Mid-Atlantic

Congratulations are in order for Jose Garces.

Nominated as a finalist in 2007, 2008 and again in 2009, Chef Garces finally takes home the prize as he was just named Best Chef Mid-Atlantic at the James Beard Awards.

Eater reports that Garces apparently did not make the trip up to New York for the ceremony/celebration. Which is not surprising. Philly Chefs have a habit of not attending. Marc Vetri was allegedly not in attendance when he won the very same award in 2005.

James Beard Foundation Awards [ Official Site ]
Garces Restaurant Group [ Official Site ]

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1 comment:

Colleen Watts said...

Hi Evan!
Yesssss....who says Philly ain't a food town!