The Winners & Nominees

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



New Chef: East

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


New Chef: South

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


New Chef: West

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


New Chef: North

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


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)
    WINNER: Alice Waters, Chez Panisse (Berkeley)


New Restaurant: East

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


New Restaurant: South

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


New Restaurant: West

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


New Restaurant: North

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



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

Pastry Chef

  • Roger Gural, Arcade Bakery (New York)
  • Ghaya Oliveira, Daniel (New York)
  • Zak Stern, Zak the Baker (Miami)
  • Fabian von Hauske, Contra (New York)
    WINNER: Elisabeth Prueitt, Tartine (San Francisco)


Bar Program

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



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




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

Food Literature Book

  • Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker
  • 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
    WINNER: Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman



  • A Proper Drink by Robert Simonson
  • Shake. Stir. Sip.: More Than 50 Effortless Cocktails Made in Equal
  • The Dirty Guide to Wine: Following Flavor from Ground to Glass by Alice Feiring
  • Where Bartenders Drink by Adrienne Stillman
    WINNER: Meehan's Bartender Manual by Jim Meehan


Food television show

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


Web video or series

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



  • Clare Barboza (
  • Christopher Boffoli (
  • Chris Court (
  • Maciek Jasik (
    WINNER: Evan Sung ( 


Radio Show or Podcast

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


Magazine or Zine

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


Online Media Website

  • First We Feast (
  • Munchies (
  • New York Times Cooking (
  • The New Food Economy (
    WINNER: Eater (


Culinary Blog

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


Magazine / Newspaper article

  • "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
    WINNER: "A Day in the Life of a Food Vendor" by Tejal Rao for the New York Times


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
  • "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
    WINNER: "Trump Grill Could Be the Worst Restaurant in America" by Tina Nguyen for Vanity Fair



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



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

Environmental, Agricultural, or Sustainable Innovation

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

Academic Institution or Organization

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