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James Beard Awards Announces Iowa Semifinalists

The James Beard Foundation has announced its 2022 Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists, including two Iowa luminaries. The semifinalists were announced in advance of the returning James Beard Awards presented by Capital One, with the James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards ceremony taking place on June 13 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Congrats to all of the Iowa-based semifinalists!

Outstanding Baker:

Aaron Hall, The Local Crumb, Mount Vernon

Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI):

Kevin Scharpf, Brazen Open Kitchen | Bar, Dubuque

The full list of 2022 Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists can be found on the James Beard Foundation website.

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