The Anthony Bourdain-produced PBS series The Mind of a Chef, which already has a James Beard Award, just took home a Daytime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Culinary Host, which went to co-hosts of the show Gabrielle Hamilton (of NY's Prune) and our very own David Kinch (Manresa, The Bywater), as Eater reports.
The show launched in 2012 with different chef hosts each season visiting the kitchens of other chefs and exploring various themes around food. Season 4, which began airing in late 2015, is hosted by Kinch and Hamilton, and features the episode above centered on the topic of fire something Kinch knows all too well about after Manresa suffered a devastating fire two summers ago.
And this means that Kinch might be the first BEMC (BEMiC?) the culinary version of an EGOT, in that he has a James Beard Award, an Emmy, three Michelin stars, and four Chronicle stars. And if we wanted to take the Chronicle out of that equation as being too local, we could add in the annual San Pellegrino Top 50 Restaurants in the world, where Manresa, while not in the top 50, made it into the Top 100 at the #100 spot in 2015.