Outstanding Wine Program: Miller Union, Atlanta
Rising Star Chef: Nolan Wynn, Banshee, Atlanta
Outstanding Baker: Chris Wilkins, Root Baking Co., Atlanta
Outstanding Service: Kimball House, Decatur
Finalists will be announced March 27 in Houston, and the awards will be held May 6 in Chicago.
The two Georgians who made it to the finalist stage last year, Bailey and Kimball House, make repeat appearances on this year's list. Others who have been named semifinalists in past years include So, Smith (who has also been a finalist), Irani, Acheson (who has won Beard Awards for Best Chef Southeast and Best Cookbook in American Cooking), Palmer and Miller Union (whose executive chef, Steven Satterfield, was named Best Chef Southeast in 2017).
Wynn, Wilkins, Furman and Ticonderoga Club are all being recognized for the first time.
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