She’s known for her excellence with her Raleigh restaurants Poole’s Diner, Beasley’s Chicken + Honey and others. But now her excellence is being recognized worldwide. Congratulations to Chef Ashley Christensen on being awarded Outstanding Chef in the US at the James Beard Foundation Awards in Chicago Monday night.

Take a look at this My Home, NC when The Avett Brothers Joe Kwon cooked for his good friend and now “best chef” in America.