Congratulations to Philly’s 2022 James Beard Award Nominees – Visit Philadelphia


Four Philadelphia chefs and restaurants are nominated in 2022 for the prestigious James Beard Awards — a sign that Philadelphia’s culinary scene remains one of the best in the country as the restaurant industry rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Restaurateur Ellen Yin, whose High Street Hospitality Group owns Philadelphia stars Fork, + bar and High Street Phillyreceived another nomination in the Outstanding Restaurateur category.

In addition, three Philadelphia chefs received Best Chef nominations: Mid-Atlantic: Jesse Ito, Royal Izakaya; Cristina Martinez, South Philly Barbacoa; and Chutatip “Nok” Suntaranon, Kalaya Thai food.

The 2022 Philadelphia nominees were selected from an impressive field of semi-finalists, which included 16 local chefs and restaurants.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony on June 11, 2022.

In 2020 – the last time the nominees were announced – five heads of philadelphia and restaurants received nominations, including Marc Vetri’s namesake Vetri kitchen and Rich Landau’s Vegetarian and Vegan Heaven Wave.

Find the full list of Philadelphia’s 2022 nominees below — and stay tuned to see which Philly chefs and restaurants will win later this year.

In the meantime, you can also consult our guide to restaurants honored by the James Beard Foundation of Philadelphia.

To note: Candidates are listed alphabetically by last name.


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