Tom Colicchio Is Named Top Chef, Literally

The Beard Awards, a.k.a. the "food Oscars," were awarded tonight, and most went to big NYC food names like Tom Colicchio and Shake Shack's Danny Meyer. KFC, despite the revolutionary Double Down, was shut out. Click through for the list.

Big Tom Colicchio made Bravo proud by bringing home "Outstanding chef," a career award recognizing a chef who has "served as an inspiration to other food professionals." Danny Meyer's Eleven Madison Park snagged "Best New York Chef" for Daniel Humm. Here's more of the big awards:

Best new restaurant: Marea, New York
Best restaurant: Daniel, New York
Outstanding wine service: Jean Georges, New York
Best service: Alinea, Chicago

Rising star of the year: Timothy Hollingsworth, French Laundry, Yountville, CA
Best chef: Tom Colicchio, Craft, New York
Outstanding restaurateur: Keith McNally, Minetta Tavern, Pulino's Bar and Pizzera, Bathlazar, New York
Best pastry chef: Nicole Plue, Redd, Yountville, CA
Best New York chef: Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park, New York

Best restaurant design: Andre Kikoski, The Wright, New York
Best graphic design: Pandiscio Co., The Standard, New York

[James Beard Foundation]