Three Local Chefs Named Beard Semi-Finalists

Redzikowski, Seidel & Skokan on 2017 list.

The James Beard Foundation released its list of semi-finalists for its 2017 James Beard Award. Three Colorado chefs — all from the Front Range — are in the running for Best Chef, Southwest recognition:

  • Steve Redzikowski. Acorn, Denver. He also is with Oak on Fourteenth in Boulder.
  • Alex Seidel. Mercantile, Denver. Also, Denver’s Fruition, which just celebrated its 10th anniversary.
  • Eric Skokan. Black Cat. Also, Bramble & Hare, just next door in Boulder.

Also, Boulder’s Frasca Food and Wine was nominated as an Outstanding Restaurant. Not the first time, I believe.

2 thoughts on “Three Local Chefs Named Beard Semi-Finalists”

    1. Sure will. These are not the first Colorado chefs to garner Beard honors, and I always root for our own — though I do wonder why the Beard has blinders for anyplace other than the Boulder/Denver corridor. Then again, we in the fly-over states need to be grateful for any notice from the coasts.

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