Chef Jonathon Sawyer Nabs James Beard Award

The fourth time apparently is a charm for Cleveland chef Jonathon Sawyer as he bested a talented group of chefs to claim Best Chef: Great Lakes in the 2015 James Beard Awards, which is taking place tonight in Chicago.

The chef-owner of Greenhouse Tavern, Trentina and Noodlecat restaurants beat out chefs Andrew Zimmerman, Curtis Duffy, Erling Wu-Bower, and Paul Virant.

It is the chef’s first James Beard Award.

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