Great Lakes Eat + Drink Week 2023 benefitting The James Beard Foundation
The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, support, and elevate the people behind America’s food culture while championing a standard of good food anchored in talent, equity, and sustainability. Frame’s mission is to create extraordinary food and beverage experiences that celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs, farmers, authors, artisans, growers, winemakers, mixologists and other culinary leaders.
Marry these two mission statements along with the just-released announcements of the 2023 semifinalists of Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio, and we’ve designed a really lovely lineup of remarkable genius for this year’s Great Lakes Eat + Drink Week benefitting the James Beard Foundation.
Come meet these diverse rising talents, taste their creations, and hang out in our open kitchen to benefit critical JBF programs rooted in advocacy, racial equity, sustainability, and women’s leadership.
For three consecutive nights, we’ll be ready for you — with drinks in hand — as together we celebrate the Great Lakes’ best chefs, emerging chefs, outstanding restaurants, restaurateurs, outstanding bakers and best new restaurants, furthering our reach with The James Beard Foundation to do GOOD with GOOD food.
Prepare to drool over this wildly incredible line-up taking over the Frame kitchen.
Jose Salazar, Mita’s, Cincinnati, OH
Sandy Levine, Freya, Chartreuse, and The Oakland, Detroit, MI
Brandon Chrostowski, EDWINS Leadership Restaurant Institute, Cleveland, OH
Outstanding Pastry Chef or Baker
Elaine Uykimpang Bentz, Café Mochiko, Cincinnati, OH
Emerging Chef of The Year
Amado Lopez, Casa Amado Taqueria, Berkley, MI
April Anderson, Good Cakes and Bakes, Detroit, MI
Best New Restaurant
Khmai Cambodian Fine Dining, Chicago, IL
Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)
Diana Dávila Boldin, Mi Tocaya Antojería, Chicago, IL
Abbi Merriss, Bluebeard, Indianapolis, IN
Sarah Welch, Marrow, Detroit, MI
Andy Hollyday, Selden Standard, Detroit, MI
Hideki and Yuko Harada, Kiki, Cincinnati, OH
Hamissi Mamba and Nadia Nijimbere, Baobab Fare, Detroit, MI
Paul Fehribach, Big Jones, Chicago, IL
Norberto Garita, El Barzon, Detroit
Ji Hye Kim, Miss Kim, Ann Arbor, MI
BJ Lieberman, Chapman’s Eat Market, Columbus, OH
Becky Clark, Little Fish Brewing Co., Athens, OH
Thursday, March 9
Norberto Garita, El Barzon, Detroit
Hideki and Yuko Harada, Kiki, Cincinnati
Sandy Levine, Freya & Chartreuse, Detroit
Becky Clark, Little Fish Brewing Co, Athens
Sarah Welch, Marrow, Detroit
Elaine Uykimpang Bentz, Café Mochiko, Cincinnati
Friday, March 10
Diana Dávila Boldin, Mi Tocaya Antojería, Chicago
Khmai Cambodian Fine Dining, Chicago
Paul Fehribach, Big Jones, Chicago
Ji Hye Kim, Miss Kim, Ann Arbor
Brandon Chrostowski, EDWINS Leadership Restaurant Institute, Cleveland
April Anderson, Good Cakes and Bakes, Detroit
Saturday, March 11
Jose Salazar, Mita’s, Cincinnati
Abbi Merriss, Bluebeard, Indianapolis
Andy Hollyday, Selden Standard, Detroit
Amado Lopez, Casa Amado Taqueria, Berkley
BJ Lieberman, Chapman’s Eat Market, Columbus
Hamissi Mamba and Nadia Nijimbere, Baobab Fare, Detroit
A huge thanks to our 2023 sponsors for making
The Great Lakes Eat + Drink Week 2023
benefitting the James Beard Foundation possible
Travel by Michigan Hospitality Foundation
Hotel Accommodations by Visit Detroit
Table Management Services by Tock
Wine by Great Lakes Wine & Spirits
Spirits by Weiss Distilling Co.
Seafood Purveyor Motor City Seafood Co.
Meat Purveyor Fairway Packing Co.
Produce Purveyor Del Bene Produce
Specialties by Northern Haserot