Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Thursday, March 7, 2019

Another Beard nomination for Hunter

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Jonny Hunter (MPA ’11) received his fifth straight nomination for a prestigious James Beard Award in the category of Best Chef: Midwest. The awards are considered the top honor in the culinary world.

Launched in 2011, Hunter’s Underground Food Collective now includes five businesses: Underground Catering, Underground Meets, The Heights, Forequarter Restaurant, and Underground Butcher. In 2013, Forequarter was nominated for a Best New Restaurant in the U.S. award.

Hunter, who also received a bachelor’s degree from UW–Madison, received a Forward under 40 Award from the Wisconsin Alumni Association in 2015.