James Beard Awards 2014: The Photos

By Kelly Dobkin  |  May 6, 2014

Last night's 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards in NYC was full of surprises, celebrity sightings (DeNiro!), delicious food and drink and more. Check out all the winners here. We were on-site to capture all the magic as it happened - check out some of the action in the slide show below.

Photos via Billy Farrell Agency

  • Mario Batali looking stylish on the red carpet, minus his usual shorts and fleece vest.

  • James Beard Foundation President Susan Ungaro and Ted Allen

  • DeNiro! The evening's biggest celeb sighting. Turns out he is a pal of Lifetime Achievement Award winner Sirio Maccioni of Le Cirque (left)

  • Still or sparkling? Danny Bowien (last year's Rising Star chef) will have both.

  • 2014 Outstanding Restaurateur winner Barbara Lynch. Female chefs dominated last night's awards.

  • Best Chef: NYC winner April Bloomfield beaming after her win. "I never win anything!" she tells us. Well-deserved, April. The Spotted Pig in NYC turns ten this year.

  • Triple selfie!

  • Winners Jamie Bissonnette (Best Chef Northeast), Sherry Yard (Who's Who), and Dominique Ansel (Outstanding Pastry Chef). Bissonnette's NYC outpost of Toro hosted a rockin' after-party later on.

  • Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern samples the after-show bites.

  • Rising Star Chef 2014 co-winner Jimmy Bannos Jr. of the Purple Pig in Chicago. Blaine Wetzel (not pictured) of Willows Inn at Lummi Island was the other co-winner.

  • Questlove!