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MATC Graduate Paul Bartolotta Wins Prestigious James Beard Award

May 21, 2009

MATC graduate Paul Bartolotta has won the 2009 James Beard Foundation Best Chef: Southwest Award. Bartolotta was recognized for his work Bartolotta Ristorante di Mare, which is located at the Wynn in Las Vegas. The Milwaukee native also won the 1994 Best Chef: Midwest from the James Beard Foundation. At the time, he was working at Chicago’s Spiaggia.

The James Beard Foundation Awards shine a spotlight on the best and brightest talent in the food and beverage industry and are the highest honors for food and beverage professionals working in America.

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