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PHOTOS: James Beard Award Winners 2010; Colicchio, Boulud, McNally, Marea, Alinea Win Honors

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To see the James Beard Award winners In Books, Media, and Journalism -- awarded Sunday night, May 2 -- click here.

To see red carpet photos and video of nominees, winners, food personalities and celebrities galore who attended Monday night's James Beard Awards click here.

The 2010 James Beard Award Winners:

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The full list of winners form Sunday night:

* Outstanding Chef Award
Tom Colicchio
Craft
New York, NY

* Outstanding Pastry Chef Award
Nicole Plue
Redd
Yountville, CA

* Outstanding Restaurant Award
Daniel
New York, NY
Chef/Owner: Daniel Boulud

* Best New Restaurant
Marea
New York, NY
Chef/Partner: Michael White
Partner: Chris Cannon

* Outstanding Restaurateur Award
Keith McNally
Balthazar, Lucky Strike, Minetta Tavern, Morandi, Pastis, Pravda, and Schiller's Liquor Bar
New York, NY

* Outstanding Service Award
Alinea
Chicago
Chef/Owner: Grant Achatz

* Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional Award
John Shafer and Doug Shafer
Shafer Vineyards
Napa, CA

* Outstanding Wine Service Award
Jean Georges
New York, NY
Wine Director: Bernard Sun

* Rising Star Chef of the Year Award
Timothy Hollingsworth
The French Laundry
Yountville, CA

* Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)
Koren Grieveson
Avec
Chicago

* Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)
Jeff Michaud
Osteria
Philadelphia

* Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI)
Alexander Roberts
Restaurant Alma
Minneapolis

* Best Chef: New York City
Daniel Humm
Eleven Madison Park

* Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY STATE, RI, VT)
Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier
Arrows
Ogunquit, ME

* Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)
Jason Wilson
Crush
Seattle

* Best Chef: Pacific (CA, HI)
David Kinch
Manresa
Los Gatos, CA

* Best Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS)
Michael Schwartz
Michael's Genuine Food & Drink
Miami

* Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)
Sean Brock
McCrady's
Charleston, SC

* Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, NV, OK, TX, UT)
Claude Le Tohic
Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas

* Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America Inductees

Leah Chase
Chef/Owner
Dooky Chase Restaurant
New Orleans

Jessica B. Harris
Author and Historian

Paul C. P. McIlhenn
President and CEO
McIlhenny Company
Avery Island, LA

David Rockwell
Founder and CEO
Rockwell Group
New York, NY

L. Timothy Ryan
President
Culinary Institute of America
Hyde Park, NY

Susan Spicer
Chef/Owner
Bayona
New Orleans

* America's Classics Awards
Al's French Frys
1251 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT
Owners: Bill Bissonette and Lee Bissonette

The Bright Star
304 19th St. North, Bessemer, AL
Owners: Jimmy Kiokos and Nicky Kiokos

Calumet Fisheries
3259 E 95th Street, Chicago
Owners: The Kotlick and Toll Families
Gustavus Inn
PO Box 60, Gustavus, AK
Owners: JoAnn and David Lesh

Mary & Tito's Cafe
2711 Fourth St. N.W., Albuquerque, NM
Owners: Mary Gonzales and Antoinette Knight

* Lifetime Achievement Award
Ariane and Michael Batterberr
Founders, Food & Wine and Food Arts

* Humanitarian of the Year
Wayne Kostroski
Founder, Taste of the NFL

To see red carpet photos and video of nominees, winners, food personalities and celebrities galore who attended Monday night's James Beard Awards click here.

From the Associated Press, J.M. Hirsch reporting:

"Top Chef" judge Tom Colicchio passed a quickfire challenge of his own Monday when he was named the nation's top chef by the James Beard Foundation.

Colicchio, whose numerous restaurants include Craft, Craftsteak and the recently opened Colicchio & Sons in New York, was named outstanding chef during an awards ceremony that is considered the Oscars of the food world. It's an honor for which he'd been a finalist seven other times since 2002, the same year the organization named Craft the nation's best new restaurant.

Though Colicchio drew many accolades early in his career, he rose to prominence in 1994 when he and partner Danny Meyer opened Gramercy Tavern, which earned Colicchio three stars from The New York Times and several Beard awards, including best chef in New York City in 2000 and outstanding restaurant service in 2001.

Colicchio's cookbook, "Think Like a Chef," earned him a Beard cookbook award in 2001. More recently, he's become known for his role as the lead judge on the Bravo television series, "Top Chef."

The award for outstanding restaurant went to an equally epic name -- Daniel Boulud's Daniel restaurant in New York, one of only a handful to get four stars from The New York Times. Boulud, who has restaurants around the world and is known for his contemporary French cuisine, has won multiple previous Beard awards, including best restaurant service for Daniel in 2009 and outstanding chef in 1994.

The James Beard awards honor those who follow in the footsteps of Beard, considered the dean of American cooking when he died in 1985. The awards ceremony was held in New York, where the Beard Foundation is based.

This year's outstanding service award went to Chicago's Alinea, where chef-owner Grant Achatz is known for his ultramodern, often deconstructionist approach to cooking. He is considered at the forefront of the so-called molecular gastronomy movement. Achatz received the Beard Foundation's outstanding chef award in 2008.

The outstanding restaurateur award went to Keith McNally, whose New York restaurants include Balthazar, Minetta Tavern and Pastis. Best new restaurant went to chef Michael White's Marea, which serves the seafood-rich cuisines of Italy's coastal regions.

Rising star chef of the year went to Timothy Hollingsworth at Yountville, Calif.'s much-lauded The French Laundry.

The Beard Foundation also named its top regional chefs around the country, including Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park for New York City (considered a separate region) and Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier of Arrows in Ogunquit, Maine, for the Northeast.

Other regional winners were: Koren Grieveson of Avec in Chicago (Great Lakes region); Jeff Michaud of Osteria in Philadelphia (Mid-Atlantic); Alexander Roberts of Restaurant Alma in Minneapolis (Midwest); Jason Wilson of Crush in Seattle (Northwest); David Kinch of Manresa in Los Gatos, Calif. (Pacific); Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in Miami (South); Sean Brock of McCrady's in Charleston, S.C. (Southeast); and Claude Le Tohic of Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas (Southwest).

The organization's Lifetime Achievement award went to Ariane and Michael Batterberry, the founders of Food & Wine and Food Arts magazines.

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