The James Beard Foundation has announced its 2013 semifinalists in its Restaurant and Chef Awards, and Ashley's Restaurant pastry chef Tandra Watkins is one of 20 semifinalists in the pastry category.
Finalists will be named March 18 and livestreamed on Eater. Winners will be announced at the James Beard Foundation Awards on May 6 at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.
Read about the Capital Hotel chef here. (Link updated at request of Capital Hotel.)