Bill Taibe & Kara Brooks 2012 JBF Award Semifinalists

CTbites Team

Congratulations to Bill Taibe and Kara Brooks as the only two Connecticut nominees in the "Best Chef: Northeast" category.

The James Beard Foundation Awards have been deemed “the Oscars of the food world,” by Time magazine, and are the country’s most coveted honor for chefs, as well as food and beverage professionals. Final nominees will be announced at the Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland and simultaneously live via the Foundation's Twitter page, @beardfoundation.

Winners will be celebrated at a gala event in New York City on May 7 (tickets on-sale March 19). For more information or to view the complete list of award categories and semifinalists, go to James Beard Foundation Awards at