This is Baker's second Best Chef: South nomination (he was nominated last year as well) and The Refinery's third nomination overall (they were nominated in 2011 for Best New Restaurant).
Baker was the only Tampa chef nominated for the 2013 award season. Creative Loafing's David Warner sat down with Baker and his wife and partner Michelle for an interview during Best of the Bay 2012.
The Bakers were featured in our "Power of Two's" edition of Best of the Bay last year.
The James Beard Foundation awards are May 3 and 6 in New York City.