Mystic honors local chefs who are James Beard Award finalists

5 Jun 2024

Small Business, Community Interest

In less than a week, two Mystic chefs will be at an elegant ceremony in Chicago, waiting to hear whether they’ve won one of the most esteemed prizes in the food world — the James Beard Award.

On Tuesday, they both got a celebratory sendoff at Mystic River Park. They were feted by state and local officials during an event hosted by the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce.

The James Beard Awards are a huge deal; they have been referred to as the Oscars for chefs, a description repeated twice during speeches Tuesday. This is the first time that two chefs from Mystic have been finalists for the award.

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