New York (CNN) -- There are some very happy chefs and restaurateurs, cookbook authors, food journalists and other outstanding names in food and drink.
They are the latest winners of the James Beard Foundation Awards, which are often referred to as the Oscars of the food world. The ceremony was held at New York's Lincoln Center on Monday night.
The awards were established in 1990 by the nonprofit that bears the name of one of America's founding food writers and cooks.
Although the journalism, media and cookbook categories call for self-nomination (and an entry fee), anyone can suggest a chef or restaurant via the foundation's Web site, jamesbeard.org, during an open call in the fall.
Though there is no cash reward, a win -- or even a nomination -- can substantially increase the buzz for business, according to foundation President Susan Ungaro.
Below are this year's winners:
Chef & Restaurant Awards
Best New Restaurant
Marea in New York (chef-owner Michael White)
Outstanding Chef Award
Tom Colicchio of Craft in New York
Outstanding Pastry Chef Award
Nicole Plue of Redd in Yountville, California
Outstanding Restaurant Award
Daniel in New York (chef-owner Daniel Boulud)
Outstanding Restaurateur Award
Keith McNally of Balthazar, Lucky Strike, Minetta Tavern, Morandi, Pastis, Pravda and Schiller's Liquor Bar
Outstanding Service Award
Alinea in Chicago, Illinois (chef-owner Grant Achatz)
Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional Award
John Shafer and Doug Shafer of Shafer Vineyards in Napa, California
Outstanding Wine Service Award
Jean Georges in New York (wine director Bernard Sun)
Rising Star Chef of the Year Award
Timothy Hollingsworth of the French Laundry in Yountville, California
Koren Grieveson of Avec in Chicago, Illinois
Jeff Michaud of Osteria in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Alexander Roberts of Restaurant Alma in Minneapolis, Minnesota
New York City
Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park
Clark Frasier and Mark Gaier of Arrows in Ogunquit, Maine
Jason Wilson of Crush in Seattle, Washington
David Kinch of Manresa in Los Gatos, California
Michael Schwartz of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in Miami, Florida
Sean Brock of McCrady's in Charleston, South Carolina
Claude Le Tohic of Joel Robuchon at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
"Real Cajun" by Donald Link
Baking and Dessert
"Baking" by James Peterson
"Been Doon So Long" by Randall Grahm
Cooking from a Professional Point of View
"The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Pastry Arts" by the French Culinary Institute with Judith Choate
"Ad Hoc at Home" by Thomas Keller
"Love Soup" by Anna Thomas
"The Country Cooking of Ireland" by Colman Andrews
"Seven Fires," photographer Santiago Soto Monllor
Reference and Scholarship
"Encyclopedia of Pasta" by Oretta Zanini de Vita
"Pasta Sfoglia" by Ron and Colleen Suhanosky
Writing and Literature
"Save the Deli" by David Sax
Cookbook of the Year
"The Country Cooking of Ireland" by Colman Andrews
Cookbook Hall of Fame
"A Book of Middle Eastern Food" by Claudia Roden
Broadcast Media Awards
Audio Webcast or Radio Show
"The Kojo Nnamdi Show," host: Kojo Nnamdi
Television Show, In Studio or Fixed Location
"French Food at Home with Laura Calder," host: Laura Calder
Television Show, On Location
"Chefs A' Field: King of Alaska," host: Rick Moonen
TV Food Personality
Andrew Zimmern, "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern"
"Food Trip with Todd English," host: Todd English
"ABC News Nightline," host: John Berman
"The Greenmarket: One Farmer's Story," Seriouseats.com
Distinguished Restaurant Reviews
Jonathan Gold, LA Weekly
SeriousEats.com, Ed Levine
Rachel Wharton, Edible Brooklyn
Magazine Feature Writing About Restaurants and/or Chefs
Anya von Bremzen, Saveur, "Soul of a City"
Magazine Feature Writing with Recipes
Francine Maroukian, Jon Reiner and staff of Esquire, Esquire, "How Men Eat"
Magazine Feature Writing without Recipes
Barry Estabrook, Gourmet, "The Price of Tomatoes"
M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
Francine Prose, Saveur, "Faith and Bacon"
Multimedia Food Feature
Kevin Pang, Chicagotribune.com, "The Cheeseburger Show"
Newspaper Feature Writing About Restaurants and/or Chefs
Jared Jacang Maher, Westword, "A Hunger to Help"
Newspaper Feature Writing
Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader, "The Real American Pie"
Newspaper Food Section
The Washington Post, Joe Yonan
Reporting on Health, Environment, or Nutrition
Rowan Jacobsen, EatingWell, "Or Not to Bee"
Website Focusing on Food, Beverage, Restaurants, or Nutrition
Chow.com, Jane Goldman
Writing on Spirits, Wine, or Beer
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, Minnesota Monthly, "Chardonnay Uncorked"
Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America:
Leah Chase (chef/owner, Dooky Chase Restaurant, New Orleans, Louisiana); Jessica B. Harris (author and historian, California); Paul C.P. McIlhenny (president/CEO, McIlhenny Company, Avery Island, Louisiana); David Rockwell (founder/CEO, Rockwell Group, New York); L. Timothy Ryan (president, Culinary Institute of America, New York); Susan Spicer (chef/owner, Bayona, New Orleans, Louisiana)
Al's French Frys (owners: Bill Bissonette and Lee Bissonette, South Burlington, Vermont); the Bright Star (owners: Jimmy Koikos and Nicky Koikos, Bessemer, Alabama); Calumet Fisheries (owners: the Kotlick and Toll gamilies, Chicago, Illinois); Gustavus Inn (owners: JoAnn and David Lesh, Gustavus, Alaska); Mary & Tito's Cafe (owners: Mary Gonzales and Antoinette Knight, Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Design and Graphics Awards
Outstanding Restaurant Design
Andre Kikoski Architect, the Wright (New York)
Outstanding Restaurant Graphics
Pandiscio Co., the Standard Grill, NYC