Three Des Moines chefs chosen as semifinalists for James Beard Awards
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 3:48 PM
Three local restaurateurs have been named semifinalists for the 2014 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards. George Formaro, co-owner of Des Moines restaurants Centro, Django, Zombie Burger + Drink Lab and others, has been nominated for Outstanding Restaurateur at a national level. Phil Shires of Cafe di Scala and Sean Wilson of Proof restaurant have been named semifinalists for Best Chef -- Midwest. The 2014 James Beard Awards ceremony will be held in New York City on May 2 and 5.