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Joshua Henderson and designer Matthew Parker. I mean, if there were ever a time to take a selfie, this is probably it.
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Renee Erickson gives pretty darn good red (or in this case, yellow) carpet. Dig the dress.
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Naomi Pomeroy of Beast in Portland brought her daughter. And left with the Best Chef Northwest medal.
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Mario Batali cohosted the awards ceremony. And, duh—he wore Crocs.
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Jason Franey interviewed for the chef position, I wonder if the Brothers Canlis made him run through a few sample GQ poses, since saucy photos are a big part of life at Canlis.
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Hey, look, it's Thierry Rauturau. He took home the Best Chef Northwest award in 1998.
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No time for selfies over here. Cafe Juanita chef Holly Smith (a 2008 James Beard Award winner) was busting her butt as one of the chefs serving food at the event.
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Blaine Wetzel's mom and dad flew to New York to watch him receive the Rising Star Chef of the Year award. No, that is not his mother.
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Much like prom, the after party is where all the good/sloppy stuff happens. This night of mayhem was courtesy of Eleven Madison Park and the NoMad, which won Outstanding Bar Program this year.
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Things started off on a classy note.
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Then got a little festive.
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Then a little more festive.
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Whale Wins chef Marie Rutherford can seriously rock a lady tuxedo.
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What the frick? How does Naomi Pomeroy still look so polished and stylish and not sweaty or shiny at the end of the night?
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