East Boston native Tony Messina, executive chef and partner of Uni, was named the winner of the 2019 James Beard Award for Best Chef Northeast, unveiled Monday night in Chicago.

Four other local chefs were finalists in the category:

Tiffani Faison, Tiger Mama in Boston;
James Mark, North, in Providence, R.I.;
Cassie Piuma, Sarma, in Somerville;
Benjamin Sukle, Oberlin, in Providence, R.I.

Faison, Messina and Piuma were all finalists in 2018 as well.

Nominees may be from any kind of dining…

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