Updated: 03/18/2014 4:40 PM
Created: 03/18/2014 4:39 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste
Several Minnesota chefs have a shot at winning the biggest prize in their profession. Finalists for this year's James Beard Awards were released Tuesday.
Three local chefs are up for Best Midwest Chef. Paul Berglund of Bachelor Farmer, Michelle Gayer of The Salty Tart, and Lenny Russo of Heartland are up for the award.
Food Network star Amy Thielen is nominated both for her show "Heartland Table," and her cookbook "The New Midwestern Table."
The radio program, "The Splendid Table" and the web series "The Perennial Plate" are also up for awards.
Winners will be announced this May in New York City.