Miijim chef named James Beard Emerging Chef semifinalist

Bryce Stevenson, the chef and founder of Miijim on Madeline Island, was named a semifinalist for the James Beard Emerging Chef award.

Miijim is an indigenous restaurant with French flair in La Pointe, Wis., on Madeline Island. It opened in May 2023.

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Stevenson, from the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, is one of 20 finalists in his category.

The James Beard Foundation will announce the nominees on April 3 and the winners at an awards ceremony in June.

Miijim is closed for the winter, but Stevenson plans to reopen by May.