2. is incorrectly punctuated. You don't need a comma after 'Mike Smith' and 'Kirby' and those semi-colons have no place there. 1. is fine if you remove the comma after 'Palace'.1. Mike Smith of Joe's Bar and Grill, Pete Cummings of The Pasta Palace
,(no comma necessary) and Kirby McFarland of Popeye's Chicken were given culinary awards.
2. Mike Smith, of Joe's Bar and Grill; Pete Cummings, of The Pasta Palace; and Kirby, of Popeye's Chicken, were given culinary awards.