(Minnesota) — March 30th,2022– The newly announced 2022 James Beard Award semifinalists(opens in new window) include several prestigious Minnesota chefs and restaurants shaking up the national conversation. These recognitions, considered among the highest culinary honors, spotlight a thriving dining scene in Minnesota full of diverse influences and some of the most innovative approaches in the industry.
Best New Restaurants Owamni – Minneapolis and Union Hmong Kitchen – Minneapolis
Best Midwest Chefs Jorge Guzmán/Petite León – Minneapolis, Sean Sherman/Owamni – Minneapolis, Erik Skaar/Vann – Spring Park, Yia Vang/Union Hmong Kitchen – Minneapolis
and outstanding restaurateur Kim Bartmann -Minneapolis.