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2015 James Beard restaurant and chef award winners

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The winners of the 2015 James Beards awards include Barber’s Blue Hill at Stone Barns won Outstanding Restaurant, Michael Anthony of New York’s Gramercy Tavern won Outstanding Chef and Jessica Largey, chef de cuisine at David Kinch’s Manresa won Rising Star Chef award. (AP)

For the first time in 25 years, the James Beard Foundation held its annual award ceremony in Chicago Monday night. 

Here are the winners of the 2015 James Beard Foundation restaurant and chef awards:

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NATIONAL RESTAURANT AND CHEF AWARDS

— Best New Restaurant

Batard in New York City

— Outstanding Baker

Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery in New York City

— Outstanding Bar Program

The Violet Hour in Chicago

— Outstanding Chef

Michael Anthony of Gramercy Tavern in New York City

— Outstanding Pastry Chef

Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar in New York City

— Outstanding Restaurant

Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, New York

— Outstanding Restaurateur

Donnie Madia of One Off Hospitality Group in Chicago

— Outstanding Service

The Barn at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee

— Outstanding Wine Program

A16 in San Francisco

— Outstanding Wine, Beer or Spirits Professional

Rajat Parr of Mina Group in San Francisco

— Rising Star Chef of the Year

Jessica Largey of Manresa in Los Gatos, California

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RESTAURANT DESIGN AWARDS

— 75 Seats and Under

Design Firm: Bureau of Architecture and Design

Designers: Tom Nahabedian and James Gorski

Project: Brindille, Chicago

— 76 Seats and Over

Design Firm: SOMA

Designers: Michel Abboud

Project: Workshop Kitchen + Bar, Palm Springs, California

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REGIONAL CHEF AWARDS

— Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH)

Jonathon Sawyer of Greenhouse Tavern in Cleveland

— Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA)

Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen in Baltimore

— Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, WI)

Gerard Craft of Niche in Clayton, Missouri

— New York City (Five Boroughs)

Mark Ladner of Del Posto

— Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY STATE, RI, VT)

Barry Maiden of Hungry Mother in Cambridge, Massachusetts

— Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)

Blaine Wetzel of The Willows Inn on Lummi Island in Lummi Island, Washington

— South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, PR)

Alon Shaya of Domenica in New Orleans

— Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV)

Jason Stanhope of FIG in Charleston, South Carolina

— Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT)

Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue in Austin

— West (CA, HI, NV)

Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski of State Bird Provisions in San Francisco

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America's Classics

— Archie's Waeside in Le Mars, Iowa

Owner: Robert Rand

— Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Owners: Elizabeth and Dixon Dedman, Helen and Chuck Dedman

— Guelaguetza in Los Angeles

Owners: The Lopez Family

— Sally Bell's Kitchen in Richmond, Virginia

Owners: Martha Crowe Jones and Scott Jones

— Sevilla Restaurant in New York City

Owners: Jose Lloves and Bienvenido Alvarez

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Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America

— Allan Benton

Pork producer and purveyor in Madisonville, Tennessee

— Dale DeGroff

Mixologist in New York City

— Wylie Dufresne

Chef and restaurateur in New York City

— Nathalie Dupree

Cookbook author and television personality from Charlestown, South Carolina

— Maricel Presilla

Chef, restaurateur and cookbook author from Hoboken, New Jersey

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Humanitarian of the Year

Michel Nischan, CEO, president and cofounder of Wholesome Wave

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard Melman of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises in Chicago