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Baltimore chef Cindy Wolf once again a James Beard Award semifinalist

Chef Cindy Wolf, pictured in her kitchen at her home in Sparks, is again a semifinalist for a James Beard Award.

Chef Cindy Wolf of Baltimore’s Charleston restaurant has once again been named a semifinalists for the James Beard Awards.

She and Tony Conte of Inferno Pizzeria Napoletana in Darnestown, Montgomery County, were the two Marylanders among 20 semifinalists for the awards’ Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic category. That also encompasses chefs from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.


Wolf has been named a semifinalist in the category 11 times, and she’s made it to the finalist round six times. Conte, previously of the Oval Room in D.C., has also been named a semifinalist for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic several times.

The finalists will be announced March 14, and the winners will be unveiled May 7 at the James Beard Awards Gala.