This SC barbecue chef was just named the Southeast's best

This SC barbecue chef was just named the Southeast's best

Take a look at our 2018 James Beard Awards guide to catch all of the action. By our records, Colcotte is the sixth Charleston woman to win a James Beard medal joining an esteemed list that includes last year's Local Impact Reporting win for Post & Courier's Food Editor and Chief Critic Hanna Raskin, four-time JBF cookbook award victor author Nathalie Dupree, and the 2017 America's Classic award for Bertha's Kitchen owners Julia Grant, Linda Pinckney, and Sharon Coakley.

Besides his work at Spoon and Stable, Kaysen is also the architect behind Wayzata's Bellecour.

Alabama's Highlands Bar and Grill won the outstanding restaurant honor.




The latest accolade comes 10 years after Kaysen took home "Rising Chef of the Year".

Gavin Kaysen, owner and executive chef of Spoon and Stable in the North Loop, received the prestigious James Beard award for Best Chef: Midwest on Monday. Also, Best West Chef went to Dominique Crenn, Best New York City Chef to Missy Robbins (Lilia), Best Northeast Chef to Karen Akunowicz (Boston's Myers + Chang), Best Southeast Chef to Rodney Scott (Charleston's Rodney Scott's BBQ), and Best Northwest Chef to Edouardo Jordan (Seattle's Salare). At 27, she is an old hand at the nominations; she recieved a nod a year ago.

The winners were announced during a gala at Lyric Opera of Chicago Monday evening. Bacchanal Wine was up for the Outstanding Wine Service, which went to Charleston's FIG.

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