Category: James Beard

James Beard Foundation postpones award ceremonies due to COVID-19

James Beard Foundation postpones award ceremonies due to COVID-19
The James Beard Foundation is postponing its upcoming 2020 awards ceremonies including the May 3 Leadership Awards and the Beard House at the Old Chicago Post Office and the May 4 Awards Gala at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. In a statement from the James Beard Foundation (JBF) they say: “The James Beard Foundation is acutely... Read more »

James Beard Foundation brings Chicago chefs and foodies together for special announcement

James Beard Foundation brings Chicago chefs and foodies together for special announcement
The “Oscars of the Food Industry” Extends Stay in Chicago for Six Additional Years Mayor Rahm Emanuel and James Beard Foundation CEO Clare Reichenbach announced today that Chicago will continue to host the James Beard Foundation Awards through 2027 at a special celebration in the Millennium Room of the Chicago Cultural Center. “The opportunity to... Read more »

James Beard Foundation pulls out the red carpet for Chicago awards gala

James Beard Foundation pulls out the red carpet for Chicago awards gala
The James Beard Foundation, the culinary industry’s most prestigious recognition program. Tonight’s the night. The the James Beard Foundation Awards, often referred to as Oscars of the Food World, will hold its Awards Gals in Chicago at the Lyric Opera House. The black-tie event honors America’s restaurant industry in red carpet fashion with prestigious food-industry awards.... Read more »
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James Beard awards names 30 Chicago restaurant and chef semifinalists

James Beard awards names 30 Chicago restaurant and chef semifinalists
The James Beard Foundation announced today its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists. The semifinalists are selected from over 24,000 entries in 21 categories from ten different regions across the U.S. Winners of the awards will be announced in Chicago at the 27th annual James Beard Foundation Awards Gala at the Lyric Opera of... Read more »

James Beard Award goes to Queen of Creole Cuisine

James Beard Award goes to Queen of Creole Cuisine
The “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” Leah Chase has been named the recipient of the 2016 James Beard Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement award. The award is bestowed upon a person in the industry whose lifetime body of work has had a positive and long-lasting impact on the way we eat, cook, and think about food in America.... Read more »

Hosts named for 2016 James Beard Awards

Hosts named for 2016 James Beard Awards
This past Wednesday, the James Beard Foundation announced that Carla Hall, co-host of ABC’s The Chew and restaurateur of the soon to open Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen in Brooklyn, New York, will host the 2016 James Beard Foundation Awards, coming to Chicago on May 2, 2016. This is year two for the Beard awards (often... Read more »
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