I admit, the title of the article is a slight misnomer. Yes, perennial James Beard Award semifinalists Seif Chirchi and Rachel Yang are once again up for the Best Chef Northwest category in the culinary world’s high honor. They are up for the award due to their work at Joule, their Wallingford mainstay, and not their recently-opened Fremont establishment Revel. Still, you get what I was going for.
Of the 20 semifinalists in the category, the Joule chefs are among four from Seattle. The others are Mark Fuller (Spring Hill), Ethan Stowell (Staple & Fancy Mercantile), and Jason Stratton (Spinasse).
H/T: My Wallingford