The 2018 James Beard Award Winners Announced
Check Out Which ICE Alumni Won Big
At this year's James Beard Awards, three ICE alumni took home top honors.
ICE alum Chef Missy Robbins (Culinary, '95) won big at the James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards. The chef-owner of perpetually packed Brooklyn restaurant, Lilia, took the title for Best Chef: New York City. Chef Robbins opened Lilia in 2016 with the goal of bringing "the best of Italy to Williamsburg, where wood-fired seafood, handcrafted pastas, classic Italian cocktails and warm hospitality come together to create a casual dining experience."
At the James Beard Foundation Media Awards, in the International Cookbook category, Stacy Adimando (Culinary, ‘10) won for "Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen," a collection of 100 regional Mexican food recipes co-written with acclaimed chef Gonzalo Guzman of San Francisco restaurant Nopalito. Stacy, who's currently executive editor at Saveur, has penned several cookbooks and earned her stripes in the kitchen of Peter Hoffman's Savoy.
Chef Vivian Howard (Culinary, ‘03) took home the award for Video Webcast (Fixed Location and/or Instructional) for her work with Panna Cooking. The chef-owner of the North Carolina restaurants Chef & the Farmer, Boiler Room and Benny's Big Time, Chef Howard also recently won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Culinary Program as host of her PBS series, "A Chef’s Life."
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