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KC area earns 8 James Beard Award semifinalist nominations

Posted: 11:16 AM, Feb 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-27 12:16:36-05
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Congratulations to all the local culinary and hospitality stars named semifinalists for James Beard Awards today! Eight people from Kansas City-area establishments were chosen.

Outstanding Baker
Taylor Petrehn, 1900 Barker (Lawrence, Kansas)

Outstanding Bar Program
The Monarch Bar (Kansas City, Missouri)

Outstanding Chef
Colby Garrelts, Bluestem (Kansas City, Missouri)

Outstanding Pastry Chef:
Megan Garrelts, Rye (Leawood, Kansas)

Rising Star Chef of the Year:
Calvin Davis, Freshwater (Kansas City, Missouri)

Best Chef: Midwest
Michael Corvino, Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room (Kansas City, Missouri)
Linda Duerr, The Restaurant at 1900 (Mission Woods, Kansas)
Nicholas Goellner, The Antler Room (Kansas City, Missouri)

Check out the James Beard Foundation website to see the full list of semifinalists across the country.

The James Beard Foundation will announce final Restaurant and Chef Award nominees in March and awards will be given in May.