Three Milwaukee chefs are finalists for the 2022 James Beard Awards
On this week’s edition, we’re talking Milwaukee representation at this year's James Beard awards, a new culinary program to help young Milwaukeeans, Sap Sap's new food truck and the best places to get soup and sandwiches in the city.
Earlier this week, the James Beard Foundation announced the finalists for the upcoming awards. In the category of Best Midwest Chef, three of the six finalists were Milwaukee chefs. The finalists are The Diplomat's Dane Baldwin, Bavette's Karen Bell and Amilinda's Gregory León. The other three finalists were from Minneapolis and included Owanmi's Sean Sherman, Union Hmong Kitchen's Yia Vang and Petite León's Jorge Guzmán. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on June 13.
Brigade MKE brings culinary skills to Milwaukee's young adults
Earlier this week, TMJ4 reported on a new culinary program called Brigade MKE. Brigade MKE will offer culinary and hospitality classes and help them find placement in the restaurant industry.
From Bridgade MKE's website:
"Brigade MKE is a collaborative, city-wide initiative providing culinary and hospitality education to Milwaukee youth aged 14-22. An offshoot of the nationally recognized Shular Institute, the goal of Brigade MKE is to change lives and support the local workforce in the greater Milwaukee area, ensuring that young people have the skills they need to establish successful careers in high demand industries that have opportunity for growth."
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