The James Beard Foundation has announced the 2013 restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2013 James Beard Foundation Awards (the “Oscars” of the food world, for those unfamiliar). The semifinalists were selected by a Restaurant and Chef Committee from over 44,000 online entries in 20 categories.
The Roosevelt’s chef Lee Gregory has been named a James Beard Award nominee for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic. The only nominee from the Richmond region, this is Gregory’s first appearance on the list. He is one of 20 nominees in the region that stretches from New Jersey to Virginia, and one of four from Virginia.
Dale Reitzer of Acacia was Richmond’s only nominee last year.