On episode eight of the Between Bites podcast with Nina Compton and Larry Miller, Chef Serigne Mbaye talks about how he went from washing dishes at a New York restaurant to being a 2023 James Beard Foundation award semifinalist for Emerging Chef.
Chef Nina Compton knows a little bit about the James Beard Foundation awards. She was nominated for the James Beard award for Best Chef: South in 2017 at her restaurant Compère Lapin. In 2018, Chef Compton won the James Beard award for Best Chef: South.
The list of 2023 James Beard awards semifinalists, announced on Jan. 25, sees Chef Compton return as a nominee for Outstanding Chef, joining Chef Mbaye as hopefuls for this year’s awards.
About the James Beard Foundation Awards
The James Beard Foundation’s Restaurant and Chef Awards—established in 1990 and first awarded in 1991—are one of five separate recognition programs of the Awards. The 2023 Restaurant and Chef Semifinalists are recognized across 23 categories, including the new Award for Outstanding Bakery.