These are the winners of this year’s James Beard Awards, the biggest night in food

The 2023 James Beard Awards honored chefs and restaurants in a ceremony held in Chicago on Monday night.

All the winners: Among the top awards, Rob Rubba of Oyster Oyster in Washington, D.C. won Outstanding Chef, and Friday Saturday Sunday in Philadelphia, PA took home the Outstanding Restaurant award.
* Best New Restaurant went to Kann in Portland, OR, and Ellen Yin of High Street Hospitality Group in Philadelphia, PA was named Outstanding Restaurateur.
* Emerging Chef was awarded to Damarr Brown of Virtue in Chicago, IL, and Outstanding Bakery went to Yoli Tortilleria in Kansas City, MO.

Notable mentions: The Humanitarian of the Year award was given to Olivia Watkins and Karen Washington, co-founders of the Black Farmer Fund, which will receive a $20,000 grant.
* The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Madhur Jaffrey, an actress, cookbook author, and chef who was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s Cookbook Hall of Fame in 2006.

New ethics code: The James Beard Foundation recently outlined a new ethics code for nominees, requiring them not to engage in inhumane, exploitative, or unlawful workplace practices; violent or abusive behavior; or any form of discrimination.

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