Sixteen of Chicago’s top chefs and restaurants took home honors at the annual Jean Banchet Awards, which celebrates Chicago’s culinary scene.

Tasting-menu restaurant Smyth, run by husband and wife John Shields and Karen Urie Shields, was named Restaurant of the Year. Chef of the Year also went to a husband-and-wife team, Anna and David Posey, who run the Scandinavian-inspired Elske.

Both restaurants, located in the West Loop, also snagged at least one Michelin star last year.

The Banchet Awards recognize top talent in all aspects of Chicago’s restaurant industry, with awards for cooking, bartending, service and restaurant design. The awards are named for the late restaurateur who turned north suburban Wheeling into a foodie magnet in the 1970s and 1980s with French-American restaurant Le Francais.

Winners were voted on by a panel made up of the city’s culinary community, with input from critics, journalists and representatives from the hospitality world.

More than 400 people attended the award ceremony Jan. 19 at Venue 610 in the Loop.

Here’s a full list of award winners:

Best Bartender

  • Kevin Beary (the Bamboo Room at Three Dots and a Dash)