Chef's Night Out Kicks Off The 2009 James Beard Awards

by guestofaguest · May 4, 2009

[Drew Nieporent, Barbara Fairchild. All photos by WILL RAGOZZINO for PMc]. Last night at Vermillion, culinary notables mingled at Bon Appetit's annual Chef's Night Out event. Salman Rushdie, Daniel Boulud, Pichet Ong, Drew Nieporent, Andrew Carmellini, Anne Burrell, Thomas Keller, Paul Liebrandt, Josh Ozersky, Cesare Casella and a handful of former Top Chef contestants toasted this traditional James Beard Award kickoff celebration and Media Award wind down, honoring the best of the best of the food industry in 2009.

Daniel Boulud, Gavin Kaysen, Thomas Keller

Salman Rushdie, Pia Glenn

Paul Liebrandt, Harry Weiswasser, Rohini Dey, Josh Ozersky

Anne Burrell, Susan Ungaro, Lee Alexander, Aysha Saeed