Chef Chris Hastings Named James Beard Foundation’s 2012 Best Chef in the South

Congratulations to Chris Hastings, chef-owner of Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham and ASMC Commission member, who was named “Best Chef in the South” by the James Beard Foundation at a ceremony in New York City Monday, May 6.

Hastings is a multiple nominee for this award and a recent Iron Chef winner against Bobby Flay on The Food Network’s “Iron Chef America.”

Click here to see the full list of 2012 James Beard Foundation Award Winners.

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Chef Jim Smith is Executive Chef and Owner of The Hummingbird Way Oyster Bar in Mobile, Ala. Opened January 7, 2020, The Hummingbird Way is committed to serving the best local and sustainably sourced foods available.

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