The 2015 James Beard Awards

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JBF Leadership Awards

The JBF Leadership Awards spotlight the important and complex realms of sustainability, food access, and public health. We hope to raise awareness of these timely issues by celebrating the visionaries responsible for creating a healthier, safer, and more sustainable food world.


The Leadership Awards recognize specific outstanding initiatives as well as bodies of work and lifetime achievement. Excellence of work, innovation in approach, and scale of impact within a community or the nation were among the criteria used to select this year’s winners. Honorees are chosen by a cohort of past Leadership Award recipients.


Watch this video to learn more about the JBF Leadership Awards.



Leadership Awards News


The James Beard Foundation has announced its 2014 Leadership Award honorees. See the full list here


The 2014 Leadership Award recipients will be honored on October 27 at a dinner ceremony co-hosted by Good Housekeeping at the Hearst Tower. The awards presentation will be part of the James Beard Foundation’s fifth annual Food Conference, Health & Food: Is Better Food the Prescription for a Healthier America?, taking place on October 27 and 28 in New York City. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Bowen & Company at 914.231.6180 or jamesbeard@bowenandco.com.






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