Congratulations to all 2020 James Beard Foundation finalists including several Compeat customers

The 2020 James Beard Awards presented by Capital One will mark the 30th anniversary of America’s most coveted and comprehensive honors for chefs, restaurants, journalists, authors, and other leaders in the food and beverage industry. We’re thrilled to report that several Compeat customers were nominated including:


Outstanding Bar Program

Kate Button Restaurants

Katie Button – Best Chef: Southeast

Trick Dog

Outstanding Bar Program


Corey Lee – Outstanding Chef

Cafe Juanita

Holly Smith – Outstanding Chef

Bon Temps

Lincoln Carson – Outstanding Pastry Chef


Lee Wolen – Best Chef: Great Lakes


Outstanding Restaurant


Outstanding Restaurant

Restaurant Alma

Outstanding Restaurant

Bartolotta Restaurants

Paul Bartolotta – Outstanding Restaurateur

Strategic Hospitality 

Benjamin Goldberg and Max Goldberg – Outstanding Restaurateur

Indigo Road Hospitality Group

Steve Palmer – Outstanding Restaurateur

State Bird Provisions

Gaby Maeda – Rising Star Chef of the Year


Shota Nakajima – Rising Chef of the Year


Mourad Lahlou – Best Chef California

Kin Khao

Pim Techamuanvivit – Best Chef California

Poca Madre

Victor Albisu – Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic


Sean Gray – Best Chef

Departure Portland

Gregory Gourdet – Best Chef: Northwest & Pacific

Bones Restaurant Corp.

Leonard Lewis – Best Chef: Southeast

Esther’s Kitchen

James Trees – Best Chef: Southwest

The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. Compeat has been lucky enough to honor several customers on this list for many years now and we could not be more proud!

Congrats to all of the finalists!