Chef Steven Satterfield

Chef Steven Satterfield of Miller Union has been named a finalist for “Best Chef: Southeast” in the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards. Announced today at The Publican in Chicago, this year’s James Beard Award finalists were selected by an independent volunteer panel of more than 600 judges across the country.

Satterfield’s finalist nomination recognizes him as a chef who has set new or consistent standards of excellence in the Southeast region, along with Kathy Cary of Lilly’s in Louisville, Ky.; Ashley Christensen of Poole’s Diner in Raleigh, N.C.; Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia in Louisville, Ky.; and Tandy Wilson from City House in Nashville, Tenn.

A Georgia native who spent his childhood in Savannah, Satterfield partnered with co-owner Neal McCarthy in 2009 to open Miller Union, which incorporates his grandmother’s simple approach to cooking, canning, preserving and using local ingredients.

2014 James Beard Foundation Award winners, including the winner of “Best Chef: Southeast,” will be announced on May 5 at an awards ceremony held in New York’s Lincoln Center. Satterfield will collaborate with Chef Anne Quatrano of Star Provisions and Bacchanalia on the menu for the 2014 James Beard Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards on May 2 at New York’s Gotham Hall.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.