The James Beard Foundation Award (JBF) finalists will be announced today and for the first time ever people will be able to view all the action through a live stream on Eater.com.
The stream will be available on Eater live from The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas at 11AM PST / 2PM EST - 6PM in England.
The JBF awards aim to highlight the best talent in the American food industry giving recognition to chefs, restaurants, authors, food journalists, even restaurant designers and architects. Today's announcement will bring us one step closer to finding out who will be in the running to pick up awards at the final ceremony on the 7th May at the Avery Fisher Hall in New York.
The awards were established by the JBF in 1990 through the merging of two pre-existing ceremonies: The R.T French Tastemaker Cookbook Awards and the Cook’s Magazine and Restaurant Business’s Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America.
Considered by many to be the 'Oscars' of the food world. Design, graphics, architecture, chefs, restaurants, broadcast-media, cookbook authors and many more professions are all highlighted by the foundation. James Beard was an American chef who dedicated much of his life to helping emerging talent in American cuisine - you can read more about James and his work in this personal account from New York Restuarant critic, author and collegue - Gael Greene