Pete Amadhanirundr inside his restaurant Puma Yu's

Pete Amadhanirundr earns semifinalist nomination for Top Chef in the Southeast from the James Beard Foundation

Amidst the culinary elite, Pete Amadhanirundr of Puma Yu’s garners recognition as a semifinalist for the prestigious Top Chef in the Southeast award from the James Beard Foundation. The announcement, made as part of the 2024 Restaurant and Chef Awards semifinalists, celebrates Pete’s exceptional talent and dedication to the culinary arts. Established in 1990, the James Beard Foundation’s awards honor individuals who demonstrate excellence in their craft, as well as a commitment to equity, sustainability, and community. With winners set to be announced in June at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Pete’s nomination highlights his contribution to the vibrant culinary landscape of the Southeast and underscores his commitment to culinary innovation and excellence.