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Damarr Brown from Virtue wins Emerging Chef of the Year'

Monday, June 5, 2023 23:43

Chicago area restaurant, chef for the James Beard Awards

CHICAGO (WLS) — Big names in the culinary world took to the red carpet Monday, and Chicago was well represented in the James Beards Awards finalists.

Damarr Brown from Virtue has won “Emerging Chef of the Year.”

Obelix Chicago is up for “Best New Restaurant”. The French restaurant in River North stands out for its modern take on French cuisine.

In the “Best Chef” category, there are Diana Davila for Mi Tocaya Antojeria and Tim Flores and Genie Kwon for Kasama, which is world renowned as the first Michelin-starred Filipino restaurant.

The James Beard Award is considered one of the highest honors in the culinary industry.

This award not only highlights excellence in quality. They also honor chefs and restaurants for their contributions to their communities

The ceremony at the Lyric Opera House will begin on Monday evening.

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