Here's a look at the Illinois winners for the James Beard Awards that took place Monday night at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Best Chefs in America
Chefs who have set new or consistent standards of excellence in their respective regions. Eligible candidates may be from any kind of dining establishment and must have been working as a chef for at least five years with the three most recent years spent in the region.
Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)
Abraham Conlon, Fat Rice, Chicago
2018 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics
Owners: Kelly Cheng, Laura Cheng and Michael Cheng
See the entire list at jamesbeard.org/awards.