James Beard Award Semifinalist

By: Amy Gordon Filed under: Culinary

February 16, 2018

The Art Institute of Houston hopes Chef de Leon will join fellow alumni Chef Chris Shepherd, AAS Culinary Arts, 1996 and Chef Sarah Grueneberg, AAS, Culinary Arts, 2001, as James Beard Award Winners. Currently, she is named as a semifinalist in the Rising Star Chef of the Year category. Finalists will be announced March 14, 2017.  

For the complete Houston list of semifinalists click here.

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By: Amy Gordon Filed under: Culinary

February 16, 2018