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Patrick O’Connell

Chef / Washington, VA
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Patrick O’Connell
Photo by Sasha Nialla

James Beard Award winner
Title: Chef
Location: Washington, VA
Establishment: The Inn at Little Washington

Why he's a big deal: O’Connell and The Inn have won five awards from the James Beard Foundation including "Restaurant of the Year" in 1993, "Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic Region," and "Outstanding American Chef" for 2001. He is also the author of the The Inn at Little Washington Cookbook, A Consuming Passion, and Patrick O’Connell’s Refined American Cuisine.