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The owner of Willa Jean (New Orleans) and the head baker of Publican Quality Bread Chicago have been recognized in the pastry and bakery category, respectively, in the latest James Beard Awards.
Chicago hosted a new gala of these awards, dedicated this year to the theme “Rise”.
The name of the winners will be announced on May 7 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Oliveira, from the restaurant Daniel, and Furstenberg from Bread Furst, have been recognized in the categories of Outstanding Pastry Chef and Outstanding Baker respectively.
At the 26th edition of these renowned awards, Dalhia Narvaez, of Osteria Mozza, has been chosen in the pastry category and Joanne Chang, owner of Flour, in the bakery category.
The Restaurant and Chef Committee has selected the semifinalists in each of the 21 Award categories from more than 20,000 candidates.
Chicago was chosen as the setting of the 25th anniversary of this well-known awards ceremony in the United States. In pastry, the winner was Christina Tosi, who is known for her creative elevation of American junk food. Jim Haley took the award for best baker.