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