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.

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