James Beard Award semifinalist Champe Speidel’s salmon carpaccio from Persimmon | Photo: Peter Goldberg
The 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards semifinalists were announced on February 18. We decided to congratulate them all by tweeting out a tribute to each of them, one by one. We’ve storified them here in one place.
Finalists will be announced on March 24, and the 2015 James Beard Awards gala will take place on Monday, May 4 at the Chicago’s Lyric Opera.