Charleston earns six semi-finalist slots in James Beard awards

  • Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 10:57 a.m., Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:57 a.m.

Three Charleston chefs are in the running for finalist status in the Southeast division of the James Beard Foundation's Best Chef awards.

Josh Keeler of Two Boroughs Larder, Kevin Johnson of The Grocery and Jeremiah Bacon of The Macintosh are semi-finalists for the prestigious prize, which will be awarded this May in New York City. Bacon is a semi-finalist for the third year running; Keeler was also a semi-finalist last year.

Other local semi-finalists include McCrady's for Best Service; Sean Brock for Outstanding Chef, a national award, and FIG for Best Wine Service. "Greatest honor to date," FIG's sommelier David McCarus tweeted.

The foundation this morning webcasted live coverage of its semi-finalist announcement from Orlando, a stage of the process that has traditionally been handled via a press release.

Members of the foundation's awards committee will now cast their votes; the top five vote-getters in each category will reach the finals. Finalists will be announced on Mar. 19.

Get more information on the Raskin Around blog.

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