Vikram Sunderam of Rasika in Washington won the 2014 James Beard award for "Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic," beating out Baltimore-based chefs Cindy Wolf of Charleston and Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen. The awards were announced at a ceremony at the Lincoln Center in New York on Monday evening.
Both Wolf and Gjerde have made it to the finalist round before, Wolf in 2006 and 2008, and Gjerde in 2013. But a win on Monday night for either Wolf or Gjerde would have been a first for a Baltimore chef.
The other Mid-Atlantic finalists were Cathal Armstrong of Restaurant Eve in Alexandria, Va., and Brad Spence of Amis in Philadelphia. To watch a video of the awards ceremony, click here.