April 3, 2024

James Beard Awards name Chef Ann Ahmed a final nominee for Khâluna

We’re so excited to share the update that Chef Ann Ahmed has now been named a final nominee in the Best Chef: Midwest category of the 2024 James Beard Awards for her restaurant, Khâluna.

In 2023 Ann was named a semifinalist in the same category, also for Khâluna, however this is her first final nomination. Congratulations to Ann for this major achievement!

Shea partnered with Ann on the design of Khâluna, and we are thrilled for her continued success and recognition. In addition to Khâluna, we again partnered on Lat 14 and, most recently, Gai Noi.

James Beard Foundation shares the final 2024 nominees

Star Tribune catches up with the Minnesota finalists

Twin Cities Eater shares more

Previous semifinalist announcement news:

James Beard Foundation has the semifinalists

Star Tribune has the story

Bring Me the News covers the announcement

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