« Back to article: Austin chefs dominate list of prestigious James Beard Award finalists

Bryce Gilmore Barley Swine
Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine was one of three Austin chefs shut out of the 2019 James Beard Awards. Photo by Mel Cole
Michael Fojtasek Olamaie
After making it to the finalist list two years in a row, Michael Fojtasek of Olamaie still has no medal. Photo by Robert J. Lerma
Chef Kevin Fink Austin Emmer & Rye landscape headshot 2016
Kevin Fink of Emmer & Rye was a finalist for Best Chef: Southwest for the first time in 2019. Photo by Hayden Spears