The finalists will be announced on Tuesday, March 24 and the ultimate winners of the Chef and Restaurant awards will be announced at the official Awards Gala & Reception on Monday, May 4, 2015 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
This year, The Grand Del Mar was honored twice; it's fine dining flagship, Addison, was nominated in the Outstanding Wine Program category and executive chef William Bradley is a semifinalist in Best Chef: West.
This is the third James Beard nomination for Addison's wine program; Bradley was nominated in 2010 and 2012. Prior to his post Addison, he was nominated twice as a James Beard Rising Star Chef when he worked in Scottsdale, Arizona. When reached for his thoughts on today's announcement, Bradley shared, "The James Beard Awards has meant a lot to me since the very beginning of my journey as a chef. It is truly a special moment to see your name and restaurant on the nominations list. I am very grateful".