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Wolf and Gjerde are James Beard semifinalists

Wolf and Gjerde are James Beard semifinalists

Cindy Wolf of Charleston and Spike Gjerde of Woodberry are again up for a James Beard Foundation award. 

On Wednesday, the foundation revealed its list of restaurant and chef semifinalists for the 2015 awards, and Wolf and Gjerde are among the 20 semifinalists for Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic, one of 10 regional categories.

Both chefs have been on the semi-finalists list before, and each has made it to the finalist round, Wolf in 2006, 2008 and 2014, and Gjerde in 2013 and 2014.

The five finalists in each category will be announced on March 24 and the winners will be announced on May 4 at Lyric Opera of Chicago, the first time the restaurant awards have been presented...