L.A.’s own Suzanne Goin won the top honor—Outstanding Chef—on Tuesday night at the 2016 James Beard Foundation Awards at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Goin, who owns highly feted and popular spots including Lucques, a.o.c. and Tavern and The Larder at Burton Way, which she runs with business partner Caroline Styne, as well as The Hungry Cat, which she operates with husband David Lentz, is only the fifth female to win the top honor since the foundation established its top-notch awards for chefs, food writers and restaurants in 1990.
This is her ninth nomination for Outstanding Chef of the Year, a well-deserved accolade for the seasonal, European-inspired dishes she serves at Lucques in West Hollywood, which she first opened in 1998.
In addition to Goin’s outstanding win, Osteria Mozza‘s Dahlia Narvaez took home the Oustanding Pastry Chef award, while Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Animal were Best: Chef West winners.
See the full list of the 2016 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Award winners below
Best Chef: Great Lakes
Curtis Duffy, Grace, Chicago
Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
Aaron Silverman, Rose’s Luxury, Washington D.C.
Best Chef: Midwest
Paul Berglund, The Bachelor Farmer, Minneapolis
Best Chef: New York City
Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto
Best Chef: Northeast
Zak Pelaccio, Fish & Game, Hudson, NY
Best Chef: Northwest
Renee Erickson, The Whale Wins, Seattle
Best Chef: South
Justin Devillier, La Petite Grocery, New Orleans
Best Chef: Southeast
Tandy Wilson, City House, Nashville
Best Chef: Southwest
Justin Yu, Oxheart, Houston
Best New Restaurant
Shaya, New Orleans
Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery + Café, Boston
Outstanding Bar Program
Maison Premiere, Brooklyn, NY
Ken Friedman, The Spotted Pig, The Breslin, Tosca Café, NYC
Eleven Madison Park, NYC
Outstanding Wine Beer or Spirits
Ron Cooper, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Ranchos de Taos, NM
Outstanding Wine Program
Bern’s Steakhouse, Tampa, FL
Rising Star Chef of the Year
Daniela Soto-Innes, Cosme, NYC