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James Beard Eats Drink Week 2024
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James Beard 2024 Great Lakes Semi Finalists

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The James Beard Foundation celebrates and supports the people behind America’s food culture, championing a standard of good food anchored in talent, equity, and sustainability.

At Frame we create intrinsically bespoke shared dining experiences with a rotating line up of talented chefs for adventurous guests…like you.

Marry these two ‘epicurean road-maps’ along with the just-released announcements of the 2024 James Beard Foundation semifinalists of Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio, and we’ve designed a lineup of remarkable genius for this year’s Annual Great Lakes Eat + Drink Week benefiting the James Beard Foundation.

Come meet these diverse talents, taste their creations, and hang out in our open kitchen where your support will go directly to benefit critical JBF programs. Culinary scholarships, mentorship programs, advocacy training boot camps, policy summits, women’s entrepreneurial leadership programs, food waste and sustainable seafood initiatives, plus programs to support the BIPOC and Queer Communities.

For three consecutive nights, with a member of New York’s James Beard Foundation joining as our host, we’ll be ready for you — with drinks in hand — as together we celebrate our very own 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.

 Each Chef Creating a Course. Each Night a Different Line-up.
Prepare to Drool . As We Reveal the Start of the Great Lakes’ Mega-Talent Joining Us at Frame.
@beardfoundation

Outstanding Restaurant
Andy Hollyday, Selden Standard, Detroit

Outstanding Restaurateur
Hamissi Mamba and Nadia Nijimbere, Baobab Fare, Detroit

Best New Restaurant
Alpino, Detroit
Atelier, Chicago

Best Chefs: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)
Diana Dávila, Mi Tocaya Antojería, Chicago
Ji Hye Kim, Miss Kim, Ann Arbor
James Martin, Bocadillo Market, Chicago
Doug Hewitt, Freya, Detroit
Joe Frillman, Daisies, Chicago
Elaine Uykimpang Bentz, Cafe Mochiko, Cincinnati
Donald Young, Duck Sel, Chicago
BJ Lieberman, Chapman’s Eat Market, Columbus
Salvador Fernandez, Bridges Wine Bar, Greencastle
Jose Salazar, Mita’s, Cincinnati
Sujan Sarkar, Indienne, Chicago 
Thomas Melvin, Vida, Indianapolis, IN

Outstanding Bakery
Shatila Bakery, Dearborn

Outstanding Wine + Beverage Program
Folk, Detroit
Middle Brow, Chicago

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Sujan Sarkar, Indienne, Chicago 
Donald Young, Duck Sel, Chicago
Salvador Fernandez, Bridges Wine Bar, Greencastle, IN
Ji Hye Kim, Miss Kim, Ann Arbor
Elaine Uykimpang Bentz, Cafe Mochiko, Cincinnati 
Alpino, Detroit 
Middle Brow, Chicago 

Friday, March 8
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Andy Hollyday, Selden Standard, Detroit
Diana Dávila , Mi Tocaya Antojería, Chicago
James Martin, Bocadillo Market, Chicago 
Doug Hewitt, Freya, Detroit 
Jose Salazar, Mita’s, Cincinnati
Shatila Bakery, Dearborn 

Saturday, March 9
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Christian Hunter, Atelier, Chicago
Joe Frillman, Daisies, Chicago
Hamissi Mamba and Nadia Nijimbere, Baobab Fare, Detroit 
BJ Lieberman, Chapman’s Eat Market, Columbus
Thomas Melvin, Vida, Indianapolis, IN
Folk, Detroit 

+ Please note that are no dietary accommodations for chef’s tasting menus +


The James Beard Foundation (JBF) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that celebrates and supports the people behind America’s food culture, while pushing for new standards in the restaurant industry to create a future where all have the opportunity to thrive. Established over 30 years ago, the Foundation has highlighted the centrality of food culture in our daily lives and is committed to supporting a resilient and flourishing industry that honors its diverse communities. By amplifying new voices, celebrating those leading the way, and supporting those on the path to do so, the Foundation is working to create a more equitable and sustainable future—what we call Good Food for Good®. JBF brings its mission to life through the annual Awards, industry and community-focused programs, advocacy, partnerships, and events across the country.  JBF Mantra: #GoodFoodforGood

A Beautiful Thank You
to our 2024 Sponsors for Making
The Great Lakes Eat + Drink Week at Frame
benefiting
The James Beard Foundation
Possible
Detroit Foundation Hotel
Great Lakes Wine and Spirits
Del Bene Produce
Michigan Hospitality Foundation
Weiss Distilling Company
Motor City Seafood
Northern Haserot
Fairway Packing Co.
The Chef’s Garden