Since then, Lamas has continued to garner significant national attention. In 2014, he was one of 16 chefs asked to take part in the James Beard Foundation's fifth Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change. He has also cooked at the famed James Beard House six times, is a three-time James Beard Award semi-finalist and has participated in the James Beard Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner Series in Nashville, Saratoga and Asheville. Seviche was also recently inducted into the Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA) organization, a prestigious achievement. John Mariani of Esquire said, "Seviche has emerged as one of America's best and most innovative Nuevo Latino restaurants with plenty of the chef's personality in every dish… If you have time for one meal in Louisville, make it Seviche."
With his passionate nature and engaging personality, Lamas is a seasoned TV chef – he won on Food Networks' Extreme Chef, has appeared on the Cooking Channel's America's Best Bites and was featured in Back Home, a documentary by Diego Luna that explored his culinary connections to Mexico. Most recently, he competed on the debut episode of Food Network's Beat Bobby Flay and helped bring new life to struggling venues as a culinary expert on SPIKE TV's Bar Rescue. The New York Times, Garden & Gun, Southern Living, Bon Appétit and Wine Spectator have also highlighted Lamas' talent.
In addition to his commitment to "spicing up the South" with his Nuevo Latino cuisine, Lamas is dedicated to raising awareness of sustainable seafood practices. His efforts earned him a Seafood Ambassador Award at the 2011 Monterey Bay Aquarium Cooking for Solutions festival and Seviche is a restaurant partner in the Aquarium's Seafood Watch program. Lamas is extremely active on the food festival circuit and has participated in the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, the BB&T Charleston Wine and Food Festival, and the New York City Wine and Food Festival; he has also been a member of the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival advisory council since its start.