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CLEVELAND (WJW) — Big news for the local food scene, Brandon Chrostowski has now been named a 2023 James Beard Awards finalist.

Listed among some of the best in the country in the Outstanding Restauranteur category, Chrostowski, a friend of FOX 8, founded Cleveland’s EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute, which works to change how re-entry is viewed.

Three chefs at Larder Delicatessen & Bakery in Cleveland didn’t make the Best Chef: Great Lakes finalist cut, but were previously named as semifinalists: Allie La Valle-Umansky, Jeremy Umansky, and Kenny Scott.

The James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards Ceremony is being hosted at Chicago’s Lyric Opera June 5. We’ll known then who the ultimate winners are.

See the full list of finalists right here.