We were delighted to learn earlier today that Chef Andy was nominated as a James Beard Finalist for Best Chef: Great Lakes. He’s been a semi-finalist five times, but this will be his first time headed to Chicago as a finalist alongside fellow Detroit chefs Omar Anani from Saffron De Twah and Sarah Welch from Marrow.
It’s quite an honor for Andy, of course, but all restaurant awards, including the James Beard Foundation awards, are ultimately recognition for the team. There’s a lot that goes into any restaurant, including Selden, and the dozens of folks who are here every day helping make your night special are what makes this type of national praise possible. So congratulations to Andy and our entire team!
The award ceremony will be in June in Chicago with plenty of other great nominees, including several from Chicago with really great restaurants. So indeed, it’s an honor just to be nominated. (But we’ll keep our fingers crossed for Detroit!)