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2024 James Beard Award for Best Chef South

Check out the chefs from the South who made it to the finals and won the 2024 James Beard Award for Best Chef. They’re bringing modern twists to traditional Southern cuisine in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Puerto Rico.

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    Best Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, PR) - Finalists

    Meet Carlos Portela, Puerto Rico’s Acclaimed, Visionary Chef of Orujo Restaurant – Familia Kitchen

    Meet Carlos Portela, Puerto Rico’s Acclaimed, Visionary Chef of Orujo Restaurant – Familia Kitchen

    Best Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, PR) - Winner

    The Miami Chef Behind Peruvian Stunner Maty’s Wins a 2024 James Beard Awards

    The Miami Chef Behind Peruvian Stunner Maty’s Wins a 2024 James Beard Awards

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    Miami has something to celebrate this morning: Maty’s chef Valerie Chang is bringing home a James Beard Award for Best Chef: South. Chang was previously considered for the Rising Star Chef category in 2019, before opening Maty’s in Midtown in 2023. The restaurant is an ode to the Peruvian cuisine …

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