Two Louisville chefs have been named semifinalists in an acclaimed national awards competition.
Chef Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia  and Chef Anthony Lamas of Seviche  are semifinalists in the annual James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards . Lee and Lamas are nominated for Best Chef: Southeast.
The James Beard Foundation is an organization "dedicated to celebrating, preserving, and nurturing America’s culinary heritage and diversity," according to the foundation's website.
The field of semifinalists will be narrowed down to a final list of nominees on March 21. The awards will handed out in May.
See the complete list of award nominees here .
Photo: Courtesy of the James Beard Foundation