What Does It Take to Be New York City's Best Chef? by Uptown Radio published on 2019-05-03T23:35:23Z The James Beard Awards — AKA "the Oscars of the food world” — are on Monday. Food-obsessed New Yorkers are ready to line up outside the restaurant of this year’s "Best Chef in New York City." Khushbu Shah is a senior food editor at Thrillist. She was also on the committee that whittled down the nominees.