Two Mystic chefs nominated for prestigious James Beard Awards

25 Jan 2024

Community Interest

Two Mystic chefs are semifinalists for the prestigious James Beard Awards, which were announced Wednesday.

Renee Touponce, the executive chef for The Port of Call who was a finalist for Best Chef: Northeast category in 2023, is a semifinalist for Outstanding Chef this year, competing against peers around the country.

David Standridge, executive chef at The Shipwright’s Daughter, is a semifinalist for the 2024 Best Chef: Northeast category.

They are among 20 semifinalists in each of their categories. Finalists will be announced April 3, and winners will be revealed during a ceremony in Chicago on June 10.

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