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5 MAY 2014 -- CLAYTON, Mo. -- Kitchen staff at Niche, including Ricky Whalen (left) and Adam Altnether, work under the supervision of chef Gerard Craft (not pictured) as the James Beard Foundation's annual awards are announced in New York Monday, May 5, 2014. Craft was one of two St. Louis chefs competing for the Best Chef: Midwest award in the 2014 competition, which was won by Justin Aprahamian of Milwaukee. Photo © copyright 2014 Sid Hastings.