The 'Oscars' of food: Several Portland chefs vie for Beard awards

The 'Oscars' of food: Several Portland chefs vie for Beard awards
A dish from "The Country Cat" in Portland.

PORTLAND, Ore. – They’re known as the “Oscars” of food.

On Monday, six Portland chefs find out if they’ve made the final cut for “The James Beard Foundation Awards.” The Beard awards are a prestigious award in the food community that honor the best chefs and food professionals in a number of categories.

In anticipation of the announcement, we met three Portland chefs nominated in the “Best Chef: Northwest” category.

Here are their stories:

Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quinonez, Ox

Naomi Pomeroy, Beast

 Adam Sappington, The Country Cat Dinnerhouse and Bar

 Adam Sappington's in-studio appearance