DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A ‘Top Chef’ winner from Dothan could possibly be the next James Beard Winner.

Often referred to as the “Oscars of the food world”, the James Beard award was established in 1990 and named after the iconic chef, cookbook author and pioneering TV personality.

Top Chef winner and Dothan chef, Kelsey Barnard Clark, is one of the semifinalists that could win the next James Beard award, according to

Clark trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York where she applied her dining skills at restaurants such as Cafe’ Boulud and Dovetail. She came back to Dothan and started her catering business in 2012. She later opened her own restaurant, KBC.

In 2019, Clark surpassed other contestants to win the title of “Top Chef” on the Bravo series.

The James Beard Foundation is a non-profit organization that recognizes exceptional talent and skill in the culinary arts.

Semifinalists for 2023 will be announced on Wednesday, January 25. The finalist will be announced on Tuesday, March 29 and winners will be revealed on June 5.