James Beard Foundation

Meet Latino James Beard honorees: How this national recognition impacts Latino chefs and makers

Latinos are gaining more seats at the table at the James Beard Foundation Awards! Get to know some of the past and current winners, nominees, and semifinalists from across Texas: 2023 James Beard Award semifinalist Mariela Camacho of Comadre Panadería, 2023 James Beard Award finalist for Best New Restaurant Emmanuel Chavez of Tatemó, and 2022 James Beard Award winner for Best Chef Iliana de la Vega of El Naranjo. Learn from their perseverance, their beginnings, and how they got the attention of this prestigious national foundation.