Hardesty, Frank, Orr and Tallent: your local James Beard semifinalists for 2015


A huge congratulations is in order for chefs Greg Hardesty of Recess, Micah Frank of Black Market, Daniel Orr of FARMbloomington and Tallent's David Tallent. These are your local James Beard Foundation's semi-finalists for the Great Lakes region's best chefs, and we are so proud to have so much talent in one humble corner of the world. Well done, chefs!  

Best Chef: Great Lakes

Myles Anton, Trattoria Stella, Traverse City, MI

Abraham Conlon, Fat Rice, Chicago

Marc Djozlija, Wright & Company, Detroit

Curtis Duffy, Grace, Chicago

Paul Fehribach, Big Jones, Chicago

Phillip Foss, EL Ideas, Chicago

Micah Frank, Black Market, Indianapolis

Greg Hardesty, Recess, Indianapolis

Eric Heath, Cleveland-Heath, Edwardsville, IL

Andy Hollyday, Selden Standard, Detroit

Brian Huston, Boltwood, Evanston, IL

Anne Kearney, Rue Dumaine, Dayton, OH

Thomas Lents, Sixteen, Chicago

Ryan McCaskey, Acadia, Chicago

Daniel Orr, FARMbloomington, Bloomington, IN

Jonathon Sawyer, Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland

David Tallent, Restaurant Tallent, Bloomington, IN

Paul Virant, Vie, Western Springs, IL

Erling Wu-Bower, Nico Osteria, Chicago

Andrew Zimmerman, Sepia, Chicago