Feb 24, 2022 - News

These are Colorado's 13 James Beard semifinalists

The Capesante at Spuntino Restaurant includes seared scallops, a parsnip puree, green lentils, crispy prosciutto and microgreens. Photo: Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images

The James Beard Foundation revealed more than a dozen Colorado restaurants and chefs Wednesday as 2022 Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists.

Why it matters: A James Beard nomination is equivalent to an Oscar nod in the food world, and a win can catapult a chef's career or restaurant's popularity to new heights.

  • Nominees are among the nation's most exceptional talent in the culinary industry and also the most committed to racial and gender equity, inclusivity and sustainability.

Details: From best new restaurants to outstanding chefs, 13 eateries and restaurateurs in the Centennial State earned nods this year.

What's next: Winners will be celebrated at the James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards ceremony on June 13 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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