Going on right now in Chicago is the annual James Beard Awards show. This year, one Milwaukee’s Justin Carlisle is a finalist for the Best Midwest Chef category. Carlisle is the executive chef of Ardent on the East Side.
We did a profile on Justin Carlisle last year, which you can check out here. The other nominees for “Best Chef Midwest” are Minneapolis’ Paul Berglund from The Bachelor Farmer; St. Louis’ Kevin Nashan from Sidney Street Cafe; St. Paul’s Lenny Russo from Heartland Restaurant & Farm Direct Market; and St. Louis’ Kevin Willmann of Farmhaus.
You can watch the James Beard Awards below.
Take a look inside the kitchen of Ardent!