Several Chicagoans nominated for food awards

March 19, 2012 8:25:56 PM PDT
They're known as the Oscars of the food world, and many Chicagoans are in the running for the James Beard Foundation Awards.

The nominees for best chef in the Great Lakes category are Michael Carlson of Schwa, Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat, Bruce Sherman of North Pond and Andrew Zimmerman of Sepia.

The only non-local finalist in the category is Anne Kearney of Rue Dumaine in Dayton, Ohio.

ABC7's Steve Dolinsky is also a nominee for his Hungry Hound segment in the category of Television Segment on a Non-Food Show.

The winners will be announced in May.