An awards show for the next generation.

Friday, September 8 | The Weylin | Williamsburg, Brooklyn



The Live Show

We're thrilled to raise the curtain of year two of The Tastys: A celebration of what's inspiring the new generation of eaters, drinkers, and innovators hosted by Matty Matheson of VICELAND's Dead Set on Life. Nominees for 2017 are now in- check them out here!

We’re pushing the boundaries of what a food awards program can be, putting our focus on culture, innovation and diversity. With over 25 award categories including best food startup, best food blog, and best non-profit, we're toasting chefs, restaurants, food media and more for their great taste. 

This isn't your regular golf-claps awards ceremony, either: our live show brings energy to the format with engaging demos with chefs and comedians and much more — not to mention your favorite chefs and cultural influencers all in attendance. 

This year The Tasty's will take place on the first night of the festival: September 8, 2017 at The Weylin in Williamsburg. After-party to follow!

The Nominees

Check out who made the cut to be a nominee in the 2017 Tasty Awards — and discover the winners at the live awards show on September 8!


New Chef: East

  • Greg Baxtrom, Olmsted (Brooklyn)
  • Camille Becerra, De Maria (New York)
  • Camille Cogswell, Zahav (Philadelphia)
  • Jonah Reider, Pith (New York)
  • Daniel Rose, Le Coucou (New York)


New Chef: South

  • Nina Compton, Compère Lapin (New Orleans)
  • Brad Kilgore, Alter (Miami)
  • Ryan Lachaine, Riel (Houston)
  • Rebecca Wilcomb, Herbsaint (New Orleans)
  • Justin Yu, Better Luck Tomorrow (Houston)


New Chef: West

  • Peter Cho, Han Oak (Portland)
  • Edouardo Jordan, Salare (Seattle)
  • Sara Kramer & Sarah Hymanson, Kismet (LA)
  • Johnny Lee, Side Chick (California)
  • Pretti Mistry, Navi Kitchen, Juhu Beach Club (San Francisco)


New Chef: North

  • Michael Gallina, Vicia (St. Louis)
  • Sarah Grueneberg, Monteverde (Chicago)
  • Ann Kim, Young Joni (Minneapolis)
  • David Posey, Elske (Chicago)
  • Jason Vincent, Giant (Chicago)


Outstanding Chef

  • Dan Barber, Blue Hill (New York)
  • Roy Choi and Dan Patterson (Oakland)
  • Dominique Crenn, Atelier Crenn (San Francisco)
  • Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park and The NoMad (New. York)
  • Alice Waters, Chez Panisse (Berkeley)


New Restaurant: East

  • ATLA (New York)
  • Lilia (Brooklyn)
  • Juliet (Boston)
  • Nina June (Rockport, ME)
  • Res Ipsa (Philadelphia)


New Restaurant: South

  • Bastion (Nashville)
  • Kemuri Tatsu-Ya (Austin)
  • McCrady's Tavern (Charleston)
  • Pineapple and Pearls (Washington, DC)
  • Q by Peter Chang (Bethesda, MD)


New Restaurant: West

  • Destroyer (Los Angeles)
  • Felix (Los Angeles)
  • In Situ (San Francisco)
  • JuneBaby (Seattle)
  • Tusk (Portland)


New Restaurant: North

  • Elske (Chicago)
  • Grand Cafe (Minneapolis)
  • Lady of the House (Detroit)
  • Mi Tocaya Antojería (Chicago)
  • Young Joni (Minneapolis) 



  • Blackbird (Chicago)
  • Blue Hill at Stone Barns (New York)
  • Del Posto (New York)
  • Manresa (Los Gatos, CA)
  • Providence (Los Angeles)

Pastry Chef

  • Roger Gural, Arcade Bakery (New York)
  • Ghaya Oliveira, Daniel (New York)
  • Elisabeth Prueitt, Tartine (San Francisco)
  • Zak Stern, Zak the Baker (Miami)


Bar Program

  • Columbia Room (Washington, D.C.)
  • Lost Lake (Chicago)
  • Midnight Rambler (Dallas)
  • Nitecap (New York)
  • Trick Dog (San Francisco)



  • Alinea (Chicago)
  • Aska (Brooklyn)
  • Been (San Francisco)
  • Le Coucou (New York)
  • The Grill (New York)




  • Candy is Magic by Jami Curl
  • On Vegetables by Jeremy Fox & Noah Galuten
  • Salad For President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists by Julia Sherman
  • Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat
  • Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, With Recipes by Ronni Lundy

Food Literature Book

  • Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker
  • Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman
  • Never Out of Season: How Having the Food We Want When We Want It Threatens Our Food Supply and Our Future by Rob Dunn
  • Potlikker Papers by John T. Edge
  • Wine. All The Time by Marissa Ross


Food television show

  • Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown
  • Dead Set On Life
  • Driven by Food
  • Huang's World
  • Samurai Gourmet


Web video or series

  • Byron Talbott
  • Cooking in America
  • Hot Ones (First We Feast)
  • Our Heart Within Us (The Perennial Plate)
  • The Food Lab



  • Clare Barboza (clarebarboza.com)
  • Christopher Boffoli (bigappetites.net)
  • Chris Court (chriscourt.com)
  • Maciek Jasik (maciekjasik.com)
  • Evan Sung (evensong.com) 


Radio Show or Podcast

  • Bite - Tom Philpott, Kiera Butler, and Maddie Oatman for Mother Jones
  • Good Food - Evan Kleiman for KCRW
  • Speaking Broadly - Dana Cowin for Heritage Radio
  • The Super Amazing Restaurant Show - Alvin Cailan, Naked & Arjun Mahendro
  • The Racist Sandwich - Soleil Ho, Zahir Janmohamed & Juan Diego Ramirez


Magazine or Zine

  • Cherry Bombe
  • Gather Journal
  • Lucky Peach
  • Milk Street Magazine
  • The Cleaver Quarterly 


Online Media Website

  • Eater (eater.com)
  • First We Feast (firstwefeast.com)
  • Munchies (munchies.tv)
  • New York Times Cooking (cooking.nytimes.com)
  • The New Food Economy (newfoodeconomy.com)


Culinary Blog

  • Dine x Design, Kristin Guy
  • Husbands That Cook, Adam Merrin & Ryan Alvarez
  • The Food Lab on Serious Eats, J. Kenji López-Alt
  • Two For The Bar, Talia Kleinplatz
  • Wild Greens and Sardines, Linda Schneider 


Magazine / Newspaper article

  • "A Day in the Life of a Food Vendor" by Tejal Rao for the New York Times
  • "Bernard Baff and the Kosher Killers" by Tove Danovich for Lucky Peach
  • "Feeding the prison system: Some inmates buy way around institutional cooking" by Hanna Raskin for The Post and Courier
  • "Journey to the Home of Korea's Mother Sauces" by Matt Rodbard for Saveur
  • "The Most Exclusive Restaurant in America" by Nick Paumgarten for the New Yorker


Restaurant review

  • "Founding Fathers review: Zero stars for the mega-popular D.C. eatery" by Tom Sietsema for The Washington Post
  • "Is The World Ready For the Austere Beauty of Günter Seeger?" by Bill Addison for Eater
  • "Trump Grill Could Be the Worst Restaurant in America" by Tina Nguyen for vanity Fair
  • "The Crushing Disappointment of L'Arpège" by Ryan Sutton for Eater
  • "Union Square Cafe Returns, With More Than a Dash of Déja Vu" by Pete Wells for the New York Times 



  • Beyond Meat 
  • Farmer's Fridge
  • Habit
  • Impossible Foods
  • Modern Meadow



  • Heritage Radio Network
  • No Kid Hungry
  • Pilot Light
  • The Melting Pot Foundation
  • The Patachou Foundation

Environmental, Agricultural, or Sustainable Innovation

  • L.A. Kitchen
  • MIT Media Lab Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg)
  • Saltwater Brewery
  • Seafood Watch, Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Square Roots

Academic Institution or Organization

  • Brigaid
  • The Culinary Institute of America
  • Journee
  • SF Cooking School
  • Southern Foodways Alliance

The Academy

The Taste Tastys Academy is comprised of influential members of food and drink community from around the country. Academy members vote in two rounds of voting: they vote submissions into nominees, and nominees into winners. Submissions for all awards categories are open to the public.