Two Providence restaurateurs have been named as Semifinalists for the James Beard Foundation's 2017 Restaurant and Chef Awards, in the category of Best Chef: Northeast. The James Beard Awards are widely regarded as the top culinary achievement for chefs and restaurants in the US.
Both Benjamin Sukle of Birch and Derek Wagner of Nick's on Broadway were among 20 nominees representing restaurants across the region. The winners will be announced on May 1, 2017, at a ceremony in Chicago, Illinois.
See the full list of nominees below.
Best Chef: Northeast
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