Four Arizona Finalists Spotlighted for the 2022 James Beard Awards
Arizona’s unique gastronomy scene continues to be highly acclaimed by the prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards. The Foundation recognized four outstanding Arizona-based individuals and restaurants as finalists for the nation’s most esteemed culinary excellence awards. Arizona is proud to be represented by to following talented chefs, restaurateurs, and eateries:
- Best New Restaurant – Bacanora in Phoenix.
- Outstanding Baker – Don Guerra of Barrio Bread in Tucson.
- Outstanding Restaurateur – Chris Bianco of Tratto, Pane Bianco and Pizzeria Bianco in Phoenix.
- Best Chef — Southwest (encompassing AZ/NM/NV/OK): Giovanni Scorzo of Andreoli Italian Grocer in Scottsdale.