The James Beard Foundation have announced that the award winning actor Stanley Tucci will host their gala presentation taking place on May 6th at the Lincoln Centre in New York.
The foundation also announced the news that cookbook author Ted Allen will host the book, broadcast, and journalism awards on May 3rd.
The theme of this year's awards will focus on food in film with a throw to some of the iconic American movies where food has played a pivotal role.
One of the most exciting announcements is that many of America's top chefs will be involved in a dinner to celebrate the awards with each one cooking a dish that's inspired by their favorite food moment in a movie.
The list of chefs who will cook on the night is an impressive line up of past JBF winners, including Grant Achatz, Todd English, Jean-François Bruel and Marcus Samuelsson, to name just a few.
The James Beard Awards were established in 1990 and are dedicated to highlighting the best food professionals across the United States. Their annual event is held on the first weekend in May and is sponsored by some of the world's most prestigious brands, including Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino.