James Beard Awards Semi-Finalists Announced

The James Beard Foundation released its list of semifinalists for the 2018 James Beard Awards.

As in previous years, New Orleans restaurants, bars and restaurateurs have a strong showing in the list, including the Best Chef: South category, which this year includes eight semi-finalists.

Kelly Fields, of South Market District’s Willa Jean, is nominated for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Michael Gulotta, of South Market District’s Maypop, is nominated for Best Chef: South.