Founded over 30 years ago, the James Beard Foundation celebrates and supports those in the food industry and pushes for new standards from which all can thrive. This year, the nonprofit organization has recognized several of the Bay Area’s own as semifinalists. The awards highlight exceptional talents in food, hospitality and other aspects of food culture, as well as being committed to values such as community, sustainability and equity. Click here for the full list of semifinalists.
Here, the Bay Area's top talents who were named as semifinalists.