The James Beard Foundation Awards took place this evening in Chicago with the U.S restaurant industry’s biggest and most influential names attending the gala ceremony at the Lyric Opera House.

The Best New Restaurant award went to Le Coucou in New York, while the Outstanding Restaurant award, sponsored by S.Pellegrino, was presented to Topolobampo in Chicago.

In the Rising Star category, also sponsored by S.Pellegrino, it was Zachary Engel from the Shaya restaurant in New Orleans who took home the prize. (You can meet all the Rising Star nominees here.) 

The Outstanding Service award, which last year went to Eleven Madison Park, stayed in New York but moved out  of the city to Dan Barber’s Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Outstanding Chef went to Michael Solomonov at the Zahav restaurant in Philadelphia and the Outstanding Baker award went to Mark Furstenberg for his Bread Furst Bakery.

The JBF Humanitarian of the Year was Denise Cerreta for her work at the One World Everybody Eats company, and the Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Nora Pouillon from the Nora restaurant in Washington. 

Below is a full list of winners from the James Beard Foundation Awards 2017.

Best New Restaurant (Presented by True Refrigeration®)
Le Coucou
Outstanding Baker
Mark Furstenberg
Bread Furst
Washington, D.C.
Outstanding Bar Program
Arnaud’s French 75 Bar
New Orleans
Outstanding Chef (Presented by All-Clad Metalcrafters)
Michael Solomonov
Outstanding Pastry Chef (Presented by Lavazza)
Ghaya Oliveira
Outstanding Restaurant (Presented by S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water)
Outstanding Restaurateur
Stephen Starr
Starr Restaurants (Le Coucou, Serpico, Upland, and others)
Outstanding Service 
Blue Hill at Stone Barns
Pocantico Hills, NY
Outstanding Wine Program (Presented by Robert Mondavi Winery)
Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional 
Sam Calagione
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Milton, DE
Rising Star Chef of the Year (Presented by S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water)
Zachary Engel
New Orleans
Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)
Sarah Grueneberg
Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)
Greg Vernick
Vernick Food & Drink
Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)
Kevin Nashan
Sidney Street Cafe
St. Louis
Best Chef: New York City (Five Boroughs)
Marco Canora
Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY State, RI, VT)
Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley
Eventide Oyster Co.
Portland, ME
Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)
Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton and Greg Denton 
Portland, OR
Best Chef: South (AL, AR, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, FL, LA, MS)
Rebecca Wilcomb
New Orleans
Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)
Steven Satterfield
Miller Union
Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT)
Hugo Ortega
Best Chef: West (CA, HI, NV)
Corey Lee
San Francisco
Who’s Who of Food and Drink in America
Roger Berkowitz
President and CEO, Legal Sea Foods
Suzanne Goin 
Multiple James Beard Award–Winning Chef and Restaurateur, A.O.C., Lucques, and Tavern
Los Angeles
Evan Kleiman
Culinarian; Host of KCRW’s Good Food
Santa Monica, CA
Michel Nischan
Multiple James Beard Award–Winning Chef; Founder, President, 
and CEO, Wholesome Wave
Bridgeport, CT
Rajat Parr
Domaine de la Cote
Lompoc, California
The 2017 America’s Classics
Bertha’s Kitchen
Charleston, SC
Owners: Julia Grant, Linda Pinckney, and Sharon Coakley
Gioia’s Deli
St. Louis
Owner: Alex Donley
La Taqueria
San Francisco
Owner: Miguel Jara
Brooklyn, NY
Owners: Christine Sahadi Whelan, and Ron Sahadi
Schultz’s Crab House
Essex, MD
Owners: Karen and Bob McKinney

2017 JBF Humanitarian of the Year
Denise Cerreta
One World Everybody Eats
Salt Lake City
2017 JBF Lifetime Achievement Award
Nora Pouillon
Restaurant Nora
Washington, D.C.