Pete Amadhanirundr accepting award at Athens Farmers Market cooking challenge

Puma Yu’s featured in OnlineAthens feature on our chef Pete’s 2024 James Beard Awards Semifinalist’s Nomination

Puma Yu’s, the beloved Thai eatery nestled in Athens, Georgia’s Southern Mill complex, recently garnered attention in an OnlineAthens feature highlighting Chef Pete Amadhanirundr’s nomination as a semifinalist for the prestigious 2024 James Beard Awards. Amongst five esteemed Georgia chefs nominated for the title of best chef in the southeast, Chef Pete stands out as the sole representative from a city outside of Atlanta. Expressing overwhelming gratitude and humility, Puma Yu’s shared their excitement via Instagram, acknowledging the honor of being recognized alongside such esteemed talents in the southern culinary scene.