The James Beard semifinalists were revealed last week and some of Las Vegas’ top culinary stars were amongst the announced. While Las Vegas restaurants were snubbed in the “Best New Restaurant” category, seven Vegas chefs and restaurant groups were honored with nominations.
Some of the nominees included Elizabeth Blau, of Honey Salt, Made L.V. and the Simon Bar and Grill, who was nominated in the “Outstanding Restaurateur” category and celebrity chef Jose Andres who was nominated for “Best New Restaurant” for his new Bazaar Meat at the SLS Las Vegas.
Vegas chefs were also nominated in the “Outstanding Pastry Chef,” “Rising Star of the Year,” and the “Best Chef in the West” categories.
The finalists will be revealed March 24th and the annual awards are announced on May 4th. Learn who else made the list here