Giuseppe Tentori

Giuseppe Tentori of GT Fish & Oyster was named Chef of the Year at the 2012 Jean Banchet Awards Friday night (Abel Uribe/Chicago Tribune)

The Jean Banchet Awards, the local Emmy's of the restaurant world, were announced in a lavish ceremony hosted by Steve Dolinsky and Alpana Singh at the Fairmont Hotel Friday night. The awards were part of the 15th annual Grand Chefs Gala. Chef Jimmy Bannos and restaurateur Scott Harris were honored with the Founders' Award, awarded to those who "significantly affected lives in a charitable or humanitarian way." Here are the rest of your 2012 winners:

Chef of the Year
Ryan LaRoche, NoMI
Dan Pancake, Autre Monde
Giuseppe Tentori, GT Fish & Oyster <<< WINNER
Andrew Zimmerman, Sepia

Pastry Chef of the Year 
Bryce Caron, Blackbird
Meg Galus, NoMI
Amanda Rockman, The Bristol <<< WINNER
Cindy Schuman, Sepia

Chef-de-Cuisine 
Dave Beran, Next <<< WINNER
Sean Pharr, NoMI
David Posey, Blackbird
Brian Runge, Graham Elliot

Rising Chef 
Chris Curren, Blue 13
Danny Grant, RIA
Chris Macchia, Coco Pazzo <<< WINNER
Paul Dobroski, NoMI

Rising Pastry Chef 
Aya Fukai, RIA
Sarah Jordan, BOKA <<< WINNER
Stephanie Mazzone, Coco Pazzo
Kady Yon, Pump Room at Public Chicago

Best Sommelier 
Scott Harney, Eno at the Intercontinental
Michael Muser, The Peninsula Chicago <<< WINNER
Dan Pilkey, RIA
Aaron Sherman, NoMI

Best Mixologist 
Stephen Cole, Barrelhouse Flat
Lynn House, Blackbird
Debbi Peek, The Bristol
Josh Pearson, Sepia <<< WINNER

Best Neighborhood Restaurant 
Autre Monde 
The Bristol <<< WINNER
Maude's Liqour Bar 
Vera 

Best Fine Dining 
Blue 13 
Coco Pazzo 
Next <<< WINNER
Sepia 

Best New Restaurant 
Autre Monde 
GT Fish & Oyster 
Next <<< WINNER
Vera 

Best Catering Company 
BOKA Catering 
Catering by Michaels 
Entertaining Company 
Limelight <<< WINNER

People's Choice Award (Best dish served at cocktail event)
The Purple Pig for its milk-braised pork shoulder