James Beard Foundation AwardsDavid Kinch has been nominated for Best Chef: Pacific by the James Beard Foundation. Deemed “the Oscars of the food world,” by Time magazine, The James Beard Foundation Awards are the country’s most coveted honor for chefs; food and beverage professionals; broadcast media, journalists, and authors working on food; and restaurant architects and designers. The awards will be announced on May 4 at the James Beard Foundation Awards Gala in New York.
Iron Chef AmericaCongratulations to David Kinch who handily defeated resident Iron Chef Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America, which aired on March 15 on the Food Network. After a riveting 60-minute challenge, Kinch’s five dishes composed of the secret ingredient cabbage dazzled the judges. Judge Lee Jones described Kinch's "Cabbage Patch" as "genius," which featured cabbage leaves and stems with country ham, a Riesling wine sauce and his signature "edible dirt," a mixture of toasted hazelnuts and roasted chicory.