Here are the local finalists. Consult Eater.com for the complete list.
- Karen Akunowicz, Myers + Chang (Best Chef: Northeast finalist)
- Joanne Chang, Flour Bakery + Cafe (Outstanding Baker finalist) — "Say whaaaaaat?!? So honored to be included w Jim, Belinda, Mark, William as Beard Baker nom. Thank you!" she tweets. Plus: "SO excited for Myers+Chang's Chef Karen's nomination as Best Chef NE!!! So deserved- this is her year!"
- Maura Kilpatrick, Oleana (Outstanding Pastry Chef finalist)
- Barry Maiden, Hungry Mother (Best Chef: Northeast finalist)
- Cassie Piuma, Sarma (Best Chef: Northeast finalist)
- The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes by Erin Byers Murray and Jeremy Sewall (American Cooking book finalist)