The list was just released. There are two more rounds of judging before the awards are presented May 4, but here's who made it from Seattle:
Outstanding Restaurateur: Tom Douglas
Outstanding Chef: Tamara Murphy
Best New Restaurant: Poppy, Spinasse
Rising Star Chef of the Year: Rachel Yang, Joule
Outstanding Pastry Chef: James Miller, Cafe Besalu
Outstanding Wine Service: Canlis
Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional: Alex Golitzin, Quilceda Creek
Oustanding Service: Canlis
Best Chef Northwest: Kevin Davis, Steelhead Diner; Matt Dillon, Corson Building; Renee Erickson, Boat Street Cafe; Mark Fuller, Spring Hill; Joseba Jiménez de Jiménez, The Harvest Vine; Taichi Kitamura, Chiso Kappo; Scott Staples, Restaurant Zoë; Ethan Stowell, Union; Jason Wilson, Crush; Maria Hines, Tilth [added later].
The finalists will be announced March 23. Congratulations to all!