Thursday, May 06, 2010

David Kinch Wins James Beard Award

David Kinch has won the Best Chefs in America award for the Pacific region from the James Beard Foundation. The Best Chefs in America award, presented by Visa Signature, is bestowed upon chefs who set new or consistent standards of excellence in their respective regions. He accepted his award at the black-tie James Beard Foundation Awards Gala held at the Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center in New York on May 3, 2010. In his acceptance speech, he thanked his staff and friends associated with Manresa. In attendance was general manager and partner Michael Kean.

This is the third year that David Kinch has been nominated for Best Chefs in America by the James Beard Foundation, one of the most coveted honors in the world of fine dining. Also nominated in the same category were Michael Cimarusti of Providence in Los Angeles; Jeremy Fox formerly of Ubuntu in Napa, CA; Matt Molina of Osteria Mozza in Los Angeles; and Michael Tusk of Quince in San Francisco.

Congratulations to Chef Kinch and the team at Manresa.
Photograph courtesy Amanda Kostyushkin