In Madison, he was the executive chef at Shinji Muramoto's 43 North on King Street, which closed in 2016.
Baltimore chef Cindy Wolf of the Foreman Wolf Restaurant Group has again been named a James Beard Award finalist. He has been nominated for the award four times in the past. This is the seventh time she's made it to the finalist round.
Cogswell, who is originally from North Carolina, now acts as Zahav's pastry chef.
Locally, the most competitive category is Best Chef Mid-Atlantic, where Centrolina's Amy Brandwein, Bad Saint's Tom Cunanan, and The Dabney's Jeremiah Langhorne are all vying for the title-alongside Baltimore's Cindy Wolf = and Richard Landau of Vedge in Philadelphia (and soon, Fancy Radish in DC). FÖDA is also nominated in the 76 Seats and Over category for work on The Preacher's Son in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Stephen Starr, who owns Parc, won past year as best restaurateur. While over 20 DC-area names were recognized in almost every category in this year's first round, only a handful remain contenders.
Merkel sworn in for fourth term as German Chancellor
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Kostow, of The Restaurant at Meadowwood, and chef-owner David Kinch, of Manresa in Los Gatos, both got the nod for Outstanding Chef. Virginia's Foggy Ridge Cider is in the running for Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional.
The winners will be unveiled at the foundation's annual gala May 7 in Chicago.
Outstanding Service: San Francisco's iconic Zuni Cafe will go up against the city's Saison and three other US restaurants for the award that honors a business that "demonstrates high standards of hospitality and service".
You can find the full list of finalists here.