BALTIMORE — Chefs from Maryland and the general DMV space are dominating the nominations within the mid-Atlantic class of the James Beard Foundation’s 2024 Restaurant and Chef Awards.

The nominations for the annual award were announced today, and winners can be celebrated June 10 in Chicago.

Five nominees for Best Chef are chosen in every area of the nation.

For the mid-Atlantic, the nominees embrace Tony Conte, of Inferno Pizzeria Napoletana in Montgomery County; Harley Peet, of Bas Rouge, in Easton, Talbot County; Kevin Tien, of Moon Rabbit in Washingtron, D.C.; and Matt Kern, of One Coastal, simply throughout the state line in Fenwick Island, Del.

Only one of many mid-Atlantic chef nominees was from exterior this space, and that was a restaurant in Philadelphia.

Meanwhile, Clavel Mezcaleria – one among Baltimore’s most acclaimed eating places – was nominated for Outstanding Bar.

The restaurant stated on Instagram:

With this, we’re humbled by our third Beard Foundation nomination for ‘Outstanding Bar.’ We hope to signify the magnificent metropolis of Baltimore on the finals!

Bas Rouge in Easton wrote: “This is a real testomony to the dedication and keenness of our unimaginable workforce and culinary chief, Chef Peet. Thank you to everybody who has supported us alongside the way in which and dined with us at Bas Rouge!”