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Seattle’s 2023 James Beard semifinalists

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The James Beard award is one of the most prestigious culinary accolades in North America.

Photo by Eliesa Johnson

Get ready, foodies — the list of 2023 James Beard award semifinalists is here. With plenty of local names on the list, we’re pretty pumped up with pride.

Finalists will be announced Wednesday, March 29 and we’ll know who won the prestigious culinary awards on Monday, June 5so stay tuned.

Here are Seattle’s national nominations:

And Seattle’s regional nominations:

  • Best Chef: Northwest and Pacific | Melissa Miranda of Musang
  • Best Chef: Northwest and Pacific | David Nichols of Eight Row
  • Best Chef: Northwest and Pacific | Aaron Verzosa of Archipelago
  • Best Chef: Northwest and Pacific | Mutsuko Soma, Kamonegi
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