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James Beard Reveals 2016 Award Winners

Chef Leah Chase
2016 Lifetime Achievement Award
Shakshuka from Shaya
Chef Justin Devillier
La Petite Grocery and Balise

In a city where cuisine is king, it’s no surprise that New Orleans has its fair share of food-related accolades. None of them are quite as brag-worthy though as the James Beard Awards. Often referred to as “the Oscars of the food world,” the Beard Awards honor the best of the best in everything from restaurants to pastry chefs, wine and cocktail programs and service.

New Orleans has a number of wins already on our trophy shelf, and now three of our local chefs have gained a additional spots in James Beard history, as the James Beard Foundation announced the following 2016 winners from New Orleans.

See below to read all about these remarkable chefs and their stories, and make your reservations before they fill up!

Best New Restaurant:

Best Chef, South:

Lifetime Achievement Award:

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