By: Clair Lorell, Eater
The James Beard Foundation has announced its awards semifinalists for what is considered the greatest distinction in the restaurant industry, and New Orleans is well-represented. This is the “long list;” the “short list” of finalists will be announced March 27 and the winners will named in Chicago on May 6.
Outstanding Pastry Chef
A chef or baker who prepares desserts, pastries, or breads in a restaurant and serves as a national standard-bearer of excellence. Must have been working as a pastry chef or baker for the last five years.