Latest News

InkWell clients honored at the James Beard Foundation Awards

Congratulations to our InkWell clients who were presented with prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards on May 7th. Covering all aspects of the industry-from chefs and restaurateurs to cookbook authors and food journalists to restaurant designers and architects and more-the Beard Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America.

The theme for this year’s awards was, “Lights! Camera! Taste! A spotlight on Food and Film.”

We are proud and honored to represent such a talented group of chefs and writers.Congratulations again to our top chefs! To see a short highlight video from the awards click here.


International Cookbook Jerusalem: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi (Ten Speed Press)

Writing and literature

Yes, Chef: A Memoir by Marcus Samuelsson (Random House)

Television Program, on Location

The Mind of a Chef Host: Anthony Bourdain (Network: PBS)

Producers: Anthony Bourdain, Joe Caterini, Alexandra Chaden, Jonathan Cianfrani, Christopher Collins, Peter Meehan, Michael Steed, and Lydia Tenaglia

Personal Essay

Fuchsia Dunlop for “London Town”

Lucky Peach Magazine


Best Chef: New York City (five boroughs)

Wylie Dufresne wd-50

Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)

Gabriel Rucker Le Pigeon Portland, OR

Best Chef: West (CA, HI, NV)

Christopher Kostow

The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, CA

Outstanding Pastry Chef

Brooks Headley Del Posto NYC

Rising Star Chef of the Year

Danny Bowien Mission Chinese Food, San Francisco and NYC

Outstanding Chef

TIE:David Chang

Momofuku Noodle Bar & Blackbird NYC, Chicago

Latest Videos