James Beard Awards

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James Beard Awards

An annual awards ceremony presented by the James Beard Foundation in honour of the most outstanding food and drink professionals in the US.

The James Beard Foundation Awards are annual awards presented by the James Beard Foundation and honour the most outstanding culinary professionals in the United States. The awards, named after the “father of American cuisine”, were first established in 1990 and have since expanded to include restaurant design and media restaurant design awards. Up until 2015 the media, chef and restaurant awards were presented at a dinner in New York City; thereafter the Foundation’s annual gala moved to Chicago where they will continue to be hosted through to 2027. The awards cover 20 categories and are voted on by more than 600 culinary professionals, including previous award winners. Categories include; The Rising Star Award, sponsored by S.Pellegrino, highlighting the best up-and-coming chefs in the American food industry and those most ‘likely to make a significant impact on the industry in years to come.’ Previous winners have included: Daniela Soto-Innes, David Chang and Cristina Tossi. The Outstanding Restaurant award is presented by S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and celebrates a US restaurant that serves as a national standard-bearer of consistent quality and excellence in food, atmosphere. Previous winners include Zahav in Philadelphia and Topolobampo in Chicago. Other awards include; Best New Restaurant, Outstanding Chef Award, Rising Star, Chef of the Year, Outstanding Restaurant and Outstanding Pastry Chef. Patrick O’Connell, the chef/owner behind three Michelin starred Inn at Little Washington is one of the most regular winners having been awarded a James Beard medal five-times and has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his four decades of work at the Inn. All recipients receive a medallion etched with the image of James Beard and a certificate from the Foundation. Receiving an award is a great honour and privilege and a well-respected accolade in the industry. The James Beard Foundation is a national not-for-profit organisation based in New York City with a mission is to “celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.” 

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A Chat With Chef Jessica Largey, a Rising Star in San Francisco
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A Chat With Chef Jimmy Bannos, Chicago's Rising Star
We traveled across the United States to meet the 2014 nominees for the James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year Award. While in Chicago,
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A Chat With Chef Blaine Wetzel, Lummi Island’s Rising Star
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A Chat With Chef Katie Button, North Carolina's Rising Star
We had the opportunity to meet Katie Button, chef at Curate restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina.
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A Chat With Chef David Posey, a Rising Star in the Windy City
We traveled across the United States to meet the 2014 nominees for the James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year Award.
Watch the Trailer for the James Beard-Winning Documentary: Modified
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Watch the Trailer for the James Beard-Winning Documentary: Modified
Watch the trailer for Modified, the winner of the James Beard Foundation Media Awards best documentary. A food story everyone should see.
James Beard Media Award Winners 2019: See the full list
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James Beard Media Award Winners 2019: See the full list
The winners of the book, broadcast, and journalism awards have been announced. Check out the list of the leading voices in food.
James Beard Finalists 2019: See the Full List
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James Beard Finalists 2019: See the Full List
The James Beard Foundation awards' finalists have been announced. From restaurants to chefs and food journalists to cookbooks, see all the nominees.
Patrick O’Connell Wins 2019 James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award
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Patrick O’Connell Wins 2019 James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award
Chef Patrick O'Connell has been named the winner of the 2019 James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award while Giving Kitchen scoops James Beard Humanitarian Award.
James Beard Semifinalists 2019: See the Full List
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James Beard Semifinalists 2019: See the Full List
The names of US chef and restaurant semifinalists for the James Beard Awards 2019 have been released. Here's the full list of nominees across 21 categories.
James Beard American Classics 2019
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James Beard American Classics 2019
The James Beard Awards have announced their American Classic awards: five restaurants that reflect their community and serve quality food.
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Camille Cogswell: The Future Face of American Pastry
Camille Cogswell wants every person who tastes her desserts to feel an emotional connection, and that's why she's the 2018 Rising Star chef.
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James Beard Foundation Awards 2018: See The Full List of Winners
The James Beard Foundation Award winners for 2018 have been announced. Here's a recap of the ceremony with a full list of the winners.
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Meet the Future Faces of American Cuisine
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James Beard Awards: The 2018 Finalists
The James Beard Foundation award finalists have been announced - here's the full list of chefs, restaurants and restauranteurs to make the final cut.
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James Beard Semfinalists 2018 - See The Full List
Take a look at the list of chefs and restaurants that have made the semifinals of the James Beard Awards for 2018.
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Zachary Engel: "We Want to Express Our Heritage"
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James Beard Awards 2017 - The Full List of Winners
Here's a full list of winners from the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards, a snapshot of the American food industry in all its glory.
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James Beard Rising Star Chef: Zachary Engel
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James Beard Rising Star Chef Finalist: Zachary Engel
Watch this video with Zachary Engel, one of five Rising Star Chef nominees for the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards.
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James Beard Rising Star Chef: Camille Cogswell
Camille Cogswell, one of five finalists for the James Beard Rising Star Chef Award, reveals her guilty pleasure and offers some advice for fellow young chefs.
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James Beard Rising Star: Brady Williams
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James Beard Rising Star: Jenner Tomaska
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James Beard Rising Star Chef Finalist: Mathew Rudofker
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James Beard Media Awards 2017
See a full list of winners from the The 2017 James Beard Foundation Media Awards, a celebration of some of the best food and drink publications.
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James Beard Foundation Media Awards 2017
See a full list of winners from the The 2017 James Beard Foundation Media Awards, a celebration of some of the best food and drink publications.
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18 Dishes from America's Best New Restaurants
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25 Dishes from Outstanding American Restaurants
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25 Dishes from Outstanding American Restaurants
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James Beard Awards: The 2017 Finalists
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James Beard Awards: The 2017 Semifinalists
The James Beard Awards semifinalists for 2017 have been released. Here's the full list of nominees.
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James Beard Awards: America's Classics 2017
James Beard Awards America's Classics 2017: Five restaurants that have "quality food, local character, and lasting appeal."
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First James Beard Awards for 2017 Announced
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James Beard Foundation Celebrates 25 Years and the 2016 Award Winners
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James Beard Semifinalists 2016
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James Beard Foundation Awards 2015 - The Winners
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James Beard Foundation's Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards 2015
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Here's The Full List of 2015 James Beard Award Finalists
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JBF Add Five New People to Their Who’s Who List
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James Beard Lifetime Achievement Winner is Richard Melman
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Expo Milano 2015 - What The USA Will Bring
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Chef Stamps Released in U.S.
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James Beard Foundation Debuts First App
The first-ever app developed by the James Beard Foundation features vegetable recipes from award-winning chefs like Thomas Keller, Daniel Humm, Grant Achatz.
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Legendary U.S. Chefs Honored With Stamps
The United States Postal Service will issue 'Celebrity Chef' stamps honoring five legendary American culinary figures including Julia Child and James Beard.
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Video Trailer: The Incredible Life of James Beard
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James Beard Award Winners 2014
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Susan Ungaro, JBF President: "Here is the future of U.S. cuisine"
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WATCH: Chef Jessica Largey, San Francisco's Rising Star | Video
A chat with Jessica Largey, chef at San Francisco's Manresa restaurant: she's one of the 2014’s James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year nominees.
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WATCH: Chef David Posey, a Rising Star in the Windy City | Video
A chat with David Posey, chef at Blackbird restaurant in Chicago: he's one of the 2014’s James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year nominees.
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WATCH: Chef Jimmy Bannos, Jr., a Rising Star in Chicago | Video
A chat with Jimmy Bannos Jr., chef at The Purple Pig restaurant in Chicago: he's one of the 2014’s James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year nominees.
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WATCH: Chef Katie Button, Asheville, NC’s Rising Star | Video
A chat with Katie Button, chef at Curate restaurant in Asheville: she's one of the 2014’s James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year nominees.
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WATCH: Chef Blaine Wetzel, Lummi Island’s Rising Star | Video
A chat with Blaine Wetzel, the 28-years-old chef at the Willows Inn: he's one of the 2014’s James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef of the Year nominees.
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James Beard Award Finalists 2014
The finalists for the James Beard Awards 2014 have been announced with winners chosen on May 5th at a ceremony in New York.
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James Beard Award Semi Finalists - The Full List
A look at the semi finalists for the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards - winners announced May 5th.
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Tuscan Chef To Receive James Beard Foundation 'Lifetime Achievement Award'
Legendary New York City chef Sirio Maccioni of Le Cirque restaurant has been named the James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree for 2014.
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Michelin Chefs Make Special Caramel Box Set
48 unique caramels made by 12 different chefs. Aperol lava salt and a pomegranate molasses are just two of the interesting flavors on offer.
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The James Beard Award Winners 2013
A look back at all the winners from the James Beard Awards 2013 - an event dedicated to highlighting the best chefs and restaurants across the United States.
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James Beard: Book Broadcast and Journalism Awards
The James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast and Journalism Award winners for 2013 including, Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern and Marcus Samuelsson.
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Andrew Zimmern Explains The James Beard Awards
Television food star Andrew Zimmern sets out to breakdown the many categories of the James Beard Foundation Awards for 2013.
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James Beard Award Finalists 2013
A look at all those chefs, restaurants, designers and food media organizations to make the finals of the James Beard Awards for 2013.
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Stanley Tucci to Host 2013 James Beard Awards
The James Beard Foundation have announced a stellar line up of chefs and actors to host and cook at their upcoming award ceremony in May
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2013 James Beard Semi Finalists Announced
A look at the full list of semi finalists for the 2013 James Beard Awards - described by most as the Oscars of the food world
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Emeril Lagasse Receives James Beard Humanitarian Award
The chef Emeril Lagasse will receive the James Beard Foundation Humanitarian Award for his continued charitable work in culinary education
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Find Out All The 2012 JBF Award Winners
JBF Awards 2012: The Jame Beard Foundation Award winners have been announced during the 25th anniversary of the ceremony
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The JBF Awards Live Stream
JBF Awards: The wait is over - the James Beard Foundation Award Winners will be announced Live tonight from the Avery Fisher Hall in New York
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2012 James Beard Foundation Award Finalists Announced
The finalists for the James Beard Foundation Awards 2012 have been announced
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JBF Finalist to be Announced Live
The James Beard Foundation Finalists for 2012 will be announced during a live stream on Eater.com
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James Beard Foundation Semi Finalists Announced
The semi finalists for the coveted James Beard Foundation Awards have been announced ahead of the finals on May 7th 2012
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James Beard as I Remember Him
Gael Greene remembers her encounters with legendary American chef and food writer James Beard.