Ashley Christensen Named Finalist for James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Chef Award

Raleigh’s own Ashley Christensen is a finalist for outstanding chef in the country at the annual James Beard Foundation awards.

The awards are often referred to as “The Oscars of Food,” and the Triangle has a legacy of taking home honors. Finalists were announced Wednesday morning.

Christensen owns Poole’s, Death and Taxes, Beasley’s, and Chucks. She was named the Voters’ Choice Awards Woman of the Year in January. She is also a previous James Beard winner, taking home the award for best chef in the southeast in 2014. ...
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