James Beard Part 5

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James Beard Award Winners and Nominees 3-208

As requested, I have filled-out with relevant information rows 3 to 208, columns C and D of the attached spreadsheet. To achieve efficient and optimal results we have utilized the James Beard Foundation website and used the filters "Restaurant and Chef" under category, and "Winners" and "Nominees" under rank. Using the search tool within the website and incorporating the aforementioned filters, we have individually searched for all the names listed in rows 3 to 208 and lifted the following relevant information: (1) whether the names listed in column A are winners or nominees for the year indicated in column B, and (2) the region for which the names listed in column A were nominated or the region where they won.

FINDINGS

I have included here some of our findings in this research. Complete details of our findings are provided in the attached spreadsheet.
Aaron Franklin won Best Chef for the Southwest region in the year 2015.
Aaron Silverman won Best Chef for the Mid-Atlantic region in the year 2016.
Cathal Armstrong was nominated Best Chef for 8 consecutive years (2007-2014) for the Mid-Atlantic region.
Catherine Whims was nominated Best Chef for 6 consecutive years (2009-2014) for the Northwest region.

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, I have completed rows 3 to 208, columns C and D of the attached spreadsheet. Aaron Franklin and Aaron Silverman both won Best Chef for the years 2015 and 2016 respectively. Cathal Armstrong and Catherine Whims were nominated Best Chef for 8 and 6 consecutive years respectively. Complete details of our findings are presented in the attached spreadsheet.
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James Beard Award Winners and Nominees 209-414

Details of the region for which the specific chef were nominated or won the award was provided in the attached spreadsheet in columns C-D for each chef listed from rows 209 to 414 (from Christopher Schlesinger 1994 award to Gilbert Le Coze 1993 award).

Segments of regions included in the list as per James Beard awards for "Best Chef" was Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northeast, Northwest, Northwest/Hawaii, Pacific, Pacific Northwest, South, Southeast, Southwest, and West. State and cities such as California, Great Lakes, Illinois, New York and New York City have a separate entity or they do not belong to any region as the award given was specific for that state/city.

SUMMARY AND FINDINGS


The top region which has the most entries were:

1. Southeast: 31 entries — 5 Winners and 26 Nominees
2. Northeast: 28 entries — 4 Winners and 23 Nominees
3. New York City: 25 entries — 5 Winners and 20 Nominees
4. Mid-Atlantic: 24 entries — 5 Winners and 19 Nominees
5. Midwest: 19 entries — 3 Winners and 16 Nominees

Please note that some of these chefs have been replicated in the list based on the number of years in which they won or were nominated for a Beard Award.

Of the 74 Chefs, 46 has won the award for Best Chef in their respective region.

CONCLUSION


The spreadsheet has been populated with the information requested, i.e. regions for which the Chef's won their award and either they are a winner or a nominee for each specific year. Details were provided from rows 209 to 414, columns C-D including source links in column H.
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James Beard Award Winners and Nominees 415-620

Using the James Beard Search tool as requested, the region and award type have been entered for the 205 chefs listed in rows 415-620 of the "Beard Awards 2" tab of the attached spreadsheet.

Methodology

Since the only source required to find the information for each chef in rows 415-620 is the James Beard Search tool, I did not list it in column H, as I assumed that column is reserved for other parts of the project. To determine the region and award type (winner or nominee) for each chef, I narrowed my search parameters to include "restaurant and chef," "winners," "nominees," and the year. I further narrowed the results by searching for "Best Chef" in the tool's search box. This allowed me to identify the region and award type for each chef during a given year, which I then entered into columns C and D of the spreadsheet.

Limitations

There appear to be two errors on the spreadsheet in rows 415-620. According to the search tool, chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten neither won nor was nominated for the James Beard Best Chef award in 1995. As such, in row 517, I entered "N/A" for columns C and D. Similarly, chef Jeremiah Tower neither won nor was nominated for the James Beard Best Chef award in 1994. As such, in row 547, I entered "N/A" for columns C and D. I did not want to remove these rows because other analysts are working on the spreadsheet on other projects.

Conclusion

The region and award type for each chef in rows 415-620 of the attached spreadsheet have been entered in columns C and D, except where noted in the "Limitations" section.
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James Beard Award Winners and Nominees 621-826

Details of 205 chefs who were either the winner of the James Beard "Best Chef" award or nominated for the award have been compiled in this attached spreadsheet. Columns C&D have been filled in with the nature of the recognition ("nominated" or "winner") and the region where the award was based on.

methodology

James Beard Award Winners/Nominee details, as well as the regions, have been extracted from the James Beard official website. In order to narrow down the results, I used the search tool within the website and filtered out the names by rank ("Nominee" or "Winner"), and category ("Restaurant & Chef"). Rows 621-826 has been filled in with this information. Links to the sources referred to are entered in column H.
In row 751, columns C & D has been filled in as N/A since it was found that Marcus Samuelsson had not won nor been nominated for the "Best Chef" award in 2004.

findings

It was found that many chefs had been continuously nominated for the award until they had eventually claimed the title of winner. For instance, both Lidia Bastianich and Mark Gaier had been nominated for the award 6 times until winning the title in 1999 and 2010 respectively.

Potential candidates for the title of Best Chef in future include Kathy Cary and Lenny Russo who have each been nominated for the award 6 times so far.

conclusion

The findings have been compiled in this spreadsheet in rows 621-826.

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James Beard Award Winners and Nominees 827-1032

As requested, I have filled-out with relevant information rows 827 to 1032, columns C and D of the attached spreadsheet. To achieve efficient and optimal results we have utilized the James Beard Foundation website and used the filters "Restaurant and Chef" under category, and "Winners" and "Nominees" under rank. Using the search tool within the website and incorporating the aforementioned filters, we have individually searched for all the names listed in rows 827 to 1032 and lifted the following relevant information: (1) whether the names listed in column A are winners or nominees for the year indicated in column B, and (2) the region for which the names listed in column A were nominated or the region where they won.

FINDINGS

I have included here some of our findings in this research. Complete details of our findings are provided in the attached spreadsheet.
Michael Foley was nominated Best Chef for the Midwest region in the year 1992.
Michael Hudman was nominated Best Chef for 3 consecutive years (2015-2017) for the Southeast region.
Peter Pastan had received a total of 9 nominations for Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Paul Bartolotta won Best Chef for the years 1994 and 2009 for the Midwest and Southwest regions respectively.

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, I have completed rows 827 to 1032, columns C and D of the attached spreadsheet. Michael Foley was nominated Best Chef in the year 2009, while Michael Hudman was nominated Best Chef for 3 consecutive years (2015-2017). Peter Pastan had a total of 9 nominations for Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic region. Paul Bartolotta won the Best Chef award for the years 1994 and 2009 representing the Midwest and Southwest regions respectively. Complete details of our findings are presented in the attached spreadsheet.
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James Beard Award Winners and Nominees 1033-1231

The James Beard Awards have been given to chefs from across the United States for many years. The awards recognize chefs from regions as diverse as the Pacific Northwest and New York City, with many chefs having been nominated or have won the award multiple times. The full findings are available in the attached spreadsheet.

The database was searched as requested, and the search results by year are available below. All information was easily available through the James Beard Foundation website.

In conclusion, the requested information regarding the winners and nominees is available in the attached spreadsheet. Some chefs have won or been nominated more than once, and many chefs come from a variety of different areas.
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