Leadership
The 2015 James Beard Awards

Now accepting entries for the 2015 JBF Awards? Learn more.

 

See the 2014 Leadership Award recipients here.

Navigating for Awards

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JBF America's Classics

Each year since 1998 the James Beard Foundation Awards Committee has recognized our nation’s beloved regional restaurants. Distinguished by their timeless appeal, they serve quality food that reflects the character of their communities. We anoint these locally owned restaurants with a James Beard Foundation Award and designate them as America’s Classics.

 

In the spirit of James Beard, who enjoyed a paper cone of fried belly clams as much as a white tablecloth dinner, we encourage you to visit these classics. You are sure to find a warm welcome, and deeply satisfying food. Tell them the James Beard Foundation sent you.