Congratulations to Our Amazing Friends & Customers on their James Beard Award Semifinalist Nominations

JBF Award

We are in absolute awe of the immense culinary talent of Little Soya friends and customers. For years now, some of the world’s finest chefs have chosen to use our less sodium, gluten free soy sauce. It’s always truly amazing and a great honor to see and taste their remarkable creations. Each chef has his or her own unique signature style and vision, and it’s truly inspiring to behold.

That’s why today we are proud to announce that several of our dear friends and valued customers have been nominated as semifinalists for the James Beard 2015 Restaurant and Chef Award categories. These nominations are a testament to each chef’s phenomenal talent and ability.

Without further ado, here are some of the noteworthy nominees:


Outstanding Bar Program

Anvil Bar & Refuge, Houston


Outstanding Restaurateur

Elizabeth Blau, Blau and Associates, Las Vegas (Honey Salt, Made. LV, Simon Restaurant and Lounge, and others)

Stephen Starr, Starr Restaurants, Philadelphia (The Dandelion, Talula’s Garden, Serpico, and others)


Outstanding Wine Program

Hugo’s, Houston


Rising Star of the Year

Mark Buley and Sam Hellman-Mass, Odd Duck, Austin


Best Chef: Southwest

David Bull, Congress, Austin

Terrence Gallivan and Seth Siegel-Gardner, The Pass, Houston

Bryce Gilmore, Barley Swine, Austin

Hugo Ortega, Hugo’s, Houston

Justin Yu, Oxheart, Houston


Again, congratulations to all of the James Beard Award semifinalists! We are so proud of you all!