Mystic chef becomes James Beard Awards finalist
30 Mar 2023
Community Interest, Tourism
Renee Touponce, executive chef at The Port of Call in Mystic, has become a finalist for one of the most prestigious honors for chefs, the James Beard Awards.
Touponce found out earlier this year that she was a semifinalist for the awards. On Wednesday, she learned that she is now a finalist.
She will travel to Chicago for the June 5 ceremony, where the winners will be announced in an Oscars-like ceremony.