Four Arizona Chefs Amongst James Beard Nominees

By Courtney Walsh, West Coast Editor

James Beard Award | Facebook

James Beard Award | Facebook

The 2015 James Beard Award nominees were announced this week and amongst them were four of Arizona’s top chefs.  In the Southwest categories, Arizona chefs were nominated for the prestigious Outstanding Restaurant, Outstanding Restaurateur, and Best Chef awards.

The nominated chefs and restaurants include Sam Fox of Fox Restaurant Concepts, Pizzeriea Bianco, Charleen Badman of FnB and Kevin Binkley of Cave Creek restaurant.

Nominees are selected by a committee of critics, writers and editors amongst a list of nearly 35,000 submissions.  The winners are set to be announced March 24th. 

Learn more about the nominees here