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Lightspeed Customers Take Center Stage at the 2024 James Beard Awards

The Oscars of the food world, otherwise known as the James Beard Awards, were handed out this past Monday night, with culinary masters across the US coming together to honor some of the most innovative chefs and cuisine of the year.

Of those nominated this year, Lightspeed is proud to partner with 30 incredible restaurants using Lightspeed’s technology in their establishments across the US.  This includes Clover Hill (Brooklyn, New York), which took home the award for Best Chef, New York State, celebrating Executive Chef Charlie Mitchell.

Other notable Lightspeed restaurants that were nominated for a James Beard Award include: Sofreh, a cozy, Iranian restaurant located in Brooklyn, NY; Kiln, a contemporary fine dining establishment in San Francisco, CA; and classic French bistro Le Bouchon in Chicago, IL.

“Reflecting on Lightspeed’s journey from its humble beginnings in Montreal, to becoming a global leader in innovative technology solutions embedded across all types of award-winning hospitality businesses, fills me with immense pride,” says Dax Dasilva, Founder and CEO of Lightspeed. “We’re committed to building reliable, flexible technology for restaurants with sophisticated operations—so they can focus on elevating their craft and setting new standards in the hospitality industry.”

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James Beard Awards Semifinalists, Nominees and Winners

The full list of Lightspeed customers who won or were nominated for a James Beard Award 2024 includes:

Clover Hill Winner: Best Chef, New York State Brooklyn, NY
Etérea Semifinalist: Outstanding Restaurateur New York, NY
Sofreh Nominee: Best Chef, New York State Brooklyn, NY
Kiln Semifinalist: Best New Restaurant San Francisco, CA
Leeward Nominee: Best Chef, Northeast Portland, ME
Woodford Food & Beverage Semifinalist: Outstanding Hospitality Portland, ME
Service Bar Semifinalist: Outstanding Bar Washington, DC
Meteor Semifinalist: Outstanding Bar Robbinsdale, MN
Chapman’s Eat Market Semifinalist: Best Chef, Great Lakes Columbus, OH
Giusto Semifinalist: Outstanding Hospitality Newport, RI
The Port of Call Nominee: Outstanding Chef Mystic, CT
HAGS Semifinalist: Best Chef, New York State New York, NY
Yagi Noodles Semifinalist: Best Chef, Northeast New Port, RI
The DeBruce Semifinalist: Outstanding Restaurant Livingston Manor, NY
Courtland Club Semifinalist: Outstanding Bar Providence, RI
Nancy’s Hustle Semifinalist: Outstanding Restaurant Houston, TX
BernBaum’s Semifinalist: Best Chef, Midwest Fargo, ND
Dolores Nominee: Best Chef, Northeast Providence, RI
Le Bouchon Semifinalist: Outstanding Restaurateur Chicago, IL
Apteka Semifinalist: Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic Pittsburgh, PA
Selden Standard Semifinalist: Outstanding Restaurant Detroit, MI
Avant Garden Semifinalist: Outstanding Restaurateur New York, NY
Bufalina Semifinalist: Outstanding Wine Program Austin, TX
Lazy Bear Semifinalist: Outstanding Hospitality San Francisco, CA
Bywater Semifinalist: Outstanding Restaurant Warren, RI
Cadence Semifinalist: Outstanding Restaurateur New York, NY
Little Rituals Semifinalist: Outstanding Bar Phoenix, AZ
Ok Omens Semifinalist: Outstanding Wine Program Portland, OR
Clyde’s Fine Diner Semifinalist: Best Chef, Midwest Des Moines, IA
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