James Beard Awards

Live From The James Beard Awards 2015

The big restaurant awards program was in Chicago
May 5, 2015 10:29 am

Live from the Oscars of the food world, the James Beard Foundation Awards, which decamps from New York City to Chicago for the first time in its 25-year history. Matt Rodbard reports. 

Slade Rushing Will Not Apologize For His James Beard Award Nomination

“I deserve to be nominated,” Brennan’s chef says
May 1, 2015 10:00 am

Chef Slade Rushing’s efforts to refresh New Orleans’s historic Brennan’s restaurant have generated quite a bit of attention. In March, the James Beard Foundation named him one of four finalists for the coveted title of Best Chef South. Then, almost immediately, came the backlash. According to one influential critic, that honor came way too soon. Rushing, though, is adamant: “I deserve to be nominated.”

Slideshow: Meet The 2015 James Beard Award Nominees For Top Restaurant Design

Six contenders in the coveted design categories
Apr 10, 2015 10:30 am

When the James Beard Foundation announced its final list of nominees for the 2015 awards, a great deal of attention was showered upon the major categories, like Best New Restaurant and Outstanding Chef. But not to be overlooked are the two restaurant design categories.

Here Are The 2015 James Beard Awards Semifinalists

Old names, new faces highlight this year's honorees
Feb 18, 2015 1:51 pm

This afternoon, the James Beard Foundation announced the chef and restaurant semifinalists for its annual awards program, which will be presented at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 4. 

James Beard Foundation Adds New Awards Categories: Best Baker, Best Podcast

Baking and pastry are no longer lumped together
Oct 15, 2014 2:00 pm

Every May at Lincoln Center in New York City a whole bunch of restaurant professionals gather to pat each other on the back and celebrate the industry that they (and the collective Food Republic staff) love so much. While we’re of the opinion that “everybody is a winner” in the cutthroat, oftentimes heartbreaking restaurant industry, the James Beard Foundation has been designated as the givers of medals to the best of the best in cooking, bartending, service, design and restaurateur-ing. Today they announced a major addition to the program: Best Baker.

Chef David Posey Flies The Blackbird Coop

Get excited, Chicago, for very good things to come
Jun 30, 2014 2:30 pm

We sat down with the chef a year ago to discuss intensive meat-sourcing, culinary school and why Chicago is the best food town in America. And clearly, it's about to get better as Posey goes off on his next journey: a yet-unnamed and totally undetailed solo venture. We love it already. A frustrating lack of details after the jump. Patience, friends.

Are The James Beard Awards Moving To Chicago?

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel may announce this today
May 20, 2014 9:13 am

Chicago journalist Steve Dolinksy breaks some shocking news this morning, suggesting that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's press conference today will announce that the James Beard Awards are moving to Chicago in 2015. 

Here Are The 2014 James Beard Award Winners

The food world’s big awards program
May 6, 2014 10:24 am

Last night at Lincoln Center in New York City a whole bunch of restaurant professionals gathered to pat each other on the back and celebrate the industry that they (and the collective Food Republic staff) love so much. While we’re of the opinion that “everybody is a winner” in the cutthroat, oftentimes heartbreaking restaurant industry, the James Beard Foundation has been designated as the givers of medals to the best of the best in cooking, bartending, service, design and restaurateur-ing. Here is a list of the winners.

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