Mass. chef, restaurant nominated for prestigious James Beard Award

April 3, 2024
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Just two Massachusetts nominees, from an original list of 10 semi-finalists, advanced Wednesday in the prestigious James Beard Awards.The James Beard Awards are among the nation’s most prestigious culinary honors, honoring those who are creating exceptional food, food media content and better food systems — while also demonstrating a commitment to racial and gender equity, community, sustainability and a culture where all can thrive. The awards have been called the Oscars of the food world. A list of restaurant and chef nominees was released Wednesday. Dorchester’s Comfort Kitchen is a nominee for Best New Restaurant. They’ve previously been featured on WCVB’s Chronicle, CityLine and NewsCenter 5’s EyeOpener.Video below: Visiting Comfort KitchenConnor Dennehy, of Tallula in Cambridge, made the cut to become a nominee for Best Chef in the Northeast. He faces four others from other New England states. The foundation is also honoring a Gloucester community organizer with a prestigious leadership award. Niaz Dorry is coordinating director of the North American Marine Alliance, an organization of fishermen that advocates for healthy oceans and fishing communities.

Just two Massachusetts nominees, from an original list of 10 semi-finalists, advanced Wednesday in the prestigious James Beard Awards.

The James Beard Awards are among the nation’s most prestigious culinary honors, honoring those who are creating exceptional food, food media content and better food systems — while also demonstrating a commitment to racial and gender equity, community, sustainability and a culture where all can thrive. The awards have been called the Oscars of the food world.

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A list of restaurant and chef nominees was released Wednesday.

Dorchester’s Comfort Kitchen is a nominee for Best New Restaurant. They’ve previously been featured on WCVB’s Chronicle, CityLine and NewsCenter 5’s EyeOpener.

Video below: Visiting Comfort Kitchen

Connor Dennehy, of Tallula in Cambridge, made the cut to become a nominee for Best Chef in the Northeast. He faces four others from other New England states.

The foundation is also honoring a Gloucester community organizer with a prestigious leadership award. Niaz Dorry is coordinating director of the North American Marine Alliance, an organization of fishermen that advocates for healthy oceans and fishing communities.

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