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Baltimore chef Cindy Wolf passed over again for James Beard Award

Baltimore chef Cindy Wolf passed over again for James Beard Award

Not this time.

Cindy Wolf, the Baltimore chef and owner of Charleston, was again passed over for a James Beard Award as Tom Cunanan of Washington’s Bad Saint won the award for Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic region.

She has been a finalist eight times and has been a semifinalist 12 times.

The announcement came May 6 during the James Beard Foundation’s annual gala at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The organization hands out awards for outstanding service, wine, pastry chefs and restaurants among other categories. It’s considered one of the top honors in the culinary world.

Other nominees included Washington-based chef Amy Brandwein of...

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