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Cindy Wolf

Wolf and Gjerde are James Beard finalists, again

Wolf and Gjerde are James Beard finalists, again

Baltimore chefs have been nominated frequently for the James Beard award, but none has taken home one of the coveted culinary awards, which the New York City-based James Beard Foundation has been giving out since 1991. Today the foundation announced the list of restaurant and chef finalists for its 2015 awards, and Cindy Wolf of Charleston and Spike Gjerde of Woodberry Kitchen were among the five finalists for "Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic," one of 10 regional categories. Both Gjerde and Wolf have made it to the finalist round before: Wolf in 2006, 2008 and 2014, and Gjerde in 2013 and 2014. The James Beard winners will be announced on May 4 at Lyric Opera of Chicago, the first time...