MW, Hawaii chefs named James Beard semifinalists

File photo of Andrew Le of The Pig and the Lady
File photo of Andrew Le of The Pig and the Lady

The James Beard Foundation announced Wednesday the semifinalists for its 2014 Restaurant and Chef Award categories. The semifinalists from Hawaii are:

Best New Restaurant
MW, Honolulu

Outstanding Pastry Chef
Michelle Karr-Ueoka, MW, Honolulu

Rising Star Chef of the Year
Chris Kajioka, Vintage Cave, Honolulu
Andrew Le, The Pig and the Lady, Honolulu

Best Chef: West
Ed Kenney, Town, Honolulu

The Restaurant and Chef Award finalists will be announced on March 19 with the actual 2014 James Beard Awards taking place in New York City on May 2 and 5.

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