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A local chef and a restaurant have won two prestigious culinary awards. Kaysen competed against two other Minneapolis chefs - Steven Brown of Tilia and Ann Kim of Young Joni - as well as two chefs from Milwaukee.

Restaurant owner Frank Stitt was on hand to accept the award for his popular restaurant that combines classic French cuisine, Southern cooking and farm fresh ingredients. Also, Best West Chef went to Dominique Crenn, Best New York City Chef to Missy Robbins (Lilia), Best Northeast Chef to Karen Akunowicz (Boston's Myers + Chang), Best Southeast Chef to Rodney Scott (Charleston's Rodney Scott's BBQ), and Best Northwest Chef to Edouardo Jordan (Seattle's Salare).

The top names in US restaurants are gathering in Chicago today for the James Beard Awards, which will start this evening at the Lyric Opera House. The restaurant's Dolester Miles won the award for outstanding pastry chef. Kaysen also opened Bellecour in Wayzata a year ago.

The winners were announced during a gala at Lyric Opera of Chicago Monday evening. The outstanding baker award went to Belinda Leong and Michel Suas of B. Patisseries in San Francisco.

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Cogswell was one three Philadelphians nominated for James Beard Awards this year.

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