Charleen’s not one of those chefs that just pops in and out of the dining room to shake hands. She’s almost always back in the kitchen at her restaurant working
— AZ Central’s Valley 101 Podcast - May 2019
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Charleen Badman, chef and owner of Scottsdale restaurant FnB, broke the state’s 12-year award drought when she won the honor for Best Chef: Southwest
— Phoenix Business Journal - May 2019
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Chef Charleen Badman is a superhero.
— The Wall Street Journal - February 2019
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Few restaurants have done as much as FnB in Old Town to illuminate the agricultural bounty of Arizona.
— The New York Times - January 2019
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[Charleen Badman] gave me the trip’s most accurate and evocative sense of Arizona’s growing cycles.
— Eater - January 2019
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Outstanding Wine Program Nominee 2017
— James Beard Foundation Awards
Best Chef Southwest Nominee
2014 + 2015 + 2016 + 2017 + 2018 + 2019
— James Beard Foundation Awards
Best New Restaurant
— Arizona Republic, Phoenix New Times, Phoenix Magazine
Best Chef 2013
— Phoenix New Times
Restaurateur of the Year 2013
— Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame
Local Hero 2011, 2014: Chef and Restaurant
— Edible Phoenix
This is the epicenter of creative Arizona Cuisine.
— Food & Wine Magazine - February 2015
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Pavle Milic championed Arizona wine long before it was hip to do so.
— Phoenix Magazine, Best AZ Wine List 2014
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Big Brain Awards: Culinary Arts
— Phoenix New Times - December 2014
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Charleen is one of my favorite chefs.
— Deborah Madison - December 2014
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Best Vegetables - December 2014
— Best Of Phoenix New Times
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Top 15 dishes in the Country
— James Beard House - December 2014
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Best Stories About Wine and Food Phoenix 2014 - Stay True Radio
— Phoenix New Times 2014 Best of “Food & Drink” - December 2014
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Top Ten Dishes in the Country: Braised Leeks
— Food & Wine Magazine - December 2010
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This is the kind of place that creates daydreams about a second visit while you’re still enjoying your first.
— Howard Seftel, Dining Critic, The Arizona Republic - May 2010
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FnB is simply a code word for culinary obsession.
— Michele Laudig, Dining Critic, Phoenix New Times - February 2010
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