Here Are Chicago's 2018 James Beard Award Winners

The annual prestigious award ceremony is often referred to as the Oscars of the food world

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

Sun Wah

Chicago, IL

Owners: Kelly Cheng, Laura Cheng and Michael Cheng

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