Awards

Sustainability Advocate Michel Nischan Is The James Beard Humanitarian Of The Year

Top honors after 30 years of advocacy
Jan 27, 2015 1:30 pm

We're obviously big fans of Michel Nischan here at Food Republic. Back in 2012, we devoted an entire week to stories deemed important enough by the Westport, CT-based chef, who is widely regarded as a pioneer in the sustainable food movement. Now, we're happy to report that another organization is duly celebrating Nischan's important work. On Monday, the James Beard Foundation named Nischan its Humanitarian of the Year for 2015.

Here Are The Country's 5 Best New Pastry Chefs

Food & Wine announces their annual list
Nov 6, 2014 11:07 am

For the third consecutive year, the editors of Food & Wine have taken on the daunting task of traveling around the United States to sample the country’s most outstanding desserts. Daunting, indeed. The annual "Best New Pastry Chef" award recognizes the industry’s up-and-coming chefs, each of whom must have spent five years or less running a restaurant’s pastry department. Read on for the full list.

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

Baking and pastry are no longer lumped together
Oct 15, 2014 1:00 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.

Ibérico, That Mezcal Made With Fancy Spanish Ham, Is A Spirited Awards Finalist

Ancient liquor with a porky twist gets recognition
Jul 11, 2014 10:00 am

We first told you about Ibérico, a new high-end small-batch jamón-infused mezcal, back in January. Now comes word that the limited-edition 98-proof Oaxacan hooch, a collaboration between importer Ron Cooper's Del Maguey label and celebrity chef José Andrés' ThinkFood Group, has been named one of four finalists for "Best New Product" at the upcoming Spirited Awards in New Orleans.

Chipotle's Scarecrow Short Film Wins Big At Cannes

A poignant short almost as satisfying as a burrito
Jun 18, 2014 1:00 pm

Congratulations, Chipotle! You've joined the ranks of Pulp Fiction and Apolcalypse Now! Okay, maybe their short film "The Scarecrow" didn't take home the coveted Palme d'Or award, but they did snag the top prize in the PR category at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on Monday. Burritos and high-fives after the jump.

Here Are The 2014 James Beard Award Winners

The food world’s big awards program
May 6, 2014 9:24 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.

Live From The 2014 James Beard Awards

Restaurant/chef world's biggest night is tonight
May 5, 2014 9:00 am

This evening the James Beard Foundation will give out their annual awards at New York’s David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center. This theme is Sounds of the City, which explores the connections between food and music — with Ted Allen serving as host and MC. The Beard Awards have long been considered the most prestigious culinary awards presented in America, due both to its legacy (they've been given out since 1990) and a judging panel made up of industry experts and peers — as opposed to say journalists or anonymous inspectors. The event will be live streamed starting at 6 p.m. EST.

Food & Wine Announces 2014 Best New Chefs Via Instagram

Introducing the latest class of culinary stars
Apr 1, 2014 11:13 am

For over 25 years, Food & Wine magazine has been on a quest to spot the “next big thing” in the culinary world with their annual Best New Chefs program. Like locking up a James Beard Award, being deemed a Best New Chef is a big, big deal. Alumni include: Michael Symon (‘98); Wylie Dufresne (‘01); Grant Achatz (‘02); Scott Conant (‘04); April Bloomfield (’07). You've heard of those guys. This morning, the magazine's Editor Dana Cowin took to Instagram to announce the latest class

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