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Kansas City culinary scene recognized in 2023 James Beard Award semifinalist nominations

7 KC-area restaurants, bars, chefs among semifinalists
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Posted at 3:59 PM, Jan 25, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-25 16:59:03-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Several Kansas City-area restaurants and chefs were announced as semifinalists for nominations to the 2023 James Beard Awards.

Judges will announce official nominations from the list of semifinalists in late March with the winners to be announced during a June 5 ceremony in Chicago.

Here are the local restaurants and chefs announced Wednesday as semifinalists:

Outstanding chef

Outstanding bakery

Outstanding hospitality

Outstanding bar

Best Chef, Midwest

Marissa and Mark Gencarelli, owners of Yoli Tortilleria, were nominated as a semifinalist for outstanding bakery in 2022.

The Restaurant at 1900 was a semifinalist in 2020 for Best Chef in the Midwest.

Corvino previously was a finalist for Best Chef, Midwest in 2020. He spoke to KSHB 41 anchor Lindsay Shively and Kansas City restaurant expert Jill Silva in May of 2020 on the Chew Diligence Podcast.

A complete list of semifinal nominees is available on the James Beard website.