Asheville chefs score big: Moss (Admiral) and Button (Curate) are James Beard semifinalists


The James Beard Foundation announced its 2013 restaurant and chef semifinalists. Huge congratulations to TWO Asheville chefs who have made the list: Katie Button of Curate for Rising Star Chef of the Year; and Elliott Moss, formerly of The Admiral and soon of Buxton Hill Barbecue for Best Chef: Southeast.

Both are Asheville superstars with many accolades shared previously on Ashvegas:

Elliott Moss:

Asheville dream team of chefs wins weekend ‘Culinary SuperBowl’

Food Network show “Rebel Eats” featuring Asheville food, foodies to air March 10

Katie Button:

Food & Wine discovers Asheville’s budding world-class food scene

Asheville Chef Katie Button wins prestigious culinary competition

Button’s Curate was named a top restaurant of 2013 by GQ just this week.

According to Eater, this is the “long list” of semifinalists, with finalists and winners still to be announced.


Today the James Beard Foundationannounced the semifinalists in the 2013 Restaurant and Chef Awards (alas only in PDF format). Do note that this is the “long list” of semifinalists before it gets winnowed down. The finalists will be announced on Monday, March 18, 2013 and livestreamed right here on Eater; the winners will then be announced at the James Beard Foundation Awards on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.

Read the full list of nominations here.  Good luck to our Asheville chefs!


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2013 food menitions and accolades for Asheville February 23, 2013 - 10:22 am

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