The 2015 James Beard Awards

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


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The James Beard Awards

2015 JBF Awards Call for Entries

JBF is now accepting entries for the 2015 James Beard Awards!

Entries for our Book; Broadcast and New Media; Journalism; and Restaurant Design categories can be submitted here

Entries for Restaurant and Chef awards consideration have a separate portal, which is here. Please note that you may submit up to two entries per subcategory of the Restaurant and Chef awards. 

Entry deadlines are as follows:

Books published in 2014: 12/15/14

Restaurants and chefs: 12/31/14

Journalism articles on food, beverages, nutrition, and culinary travel published in 2014: 1/9/15

Webcasts, radio, and television shows aired in 2014: 1/9/15

Restaurant design: 1/31/15

Restaurant and Chef award semifinalists will be announced February 18, 2015. The final nominees in all categories will be announced on March 24, 2015. 

For more information, email us.


JBF Awards Background

Covering all aspects of the industry—from chefs and restaurateurs to cookbook authors and food journalists to restaurant designers and architects and more—the Beard Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America. The awards are presented each spring at Lincoln Center. Nominees and winners are fêted at a weekend of events in New York City that has become the social and gastronomic highlight of the year.

Visit our press room for news and updates about the James Beard Awards. Questions about JBF Awards policies and procedures? Answers here.


2014 JBF Awards


See the full list of 2014 JBF Award winners, download images of winners, and watch archived footage of the ceremony on our Livestream channel.



See the complete list of 2014 JBF Award nominees. Watch (or listen to!) our 2014 Broadcast & New Media Award nominees. Check out the work created by our 2014 Journalism Award nominees.


Our 2014 JBF Award nominees were streamed live from Chicago.



The 2014 JBF Award semifinalists were streamed live from Orlando, Florida. See the full list of 2014 JBF Award semifinalists.



2013 JBF Awards

Check out some highlights from the 2013 JBF Awards.


See the complete lists of 2013 JBF Award winners, nominees, and semifinalists.


2012 JBF Awards

See the complete list of 2012 JBF Award winners.


Watch a rebroadcast of the 2012 JBF Awards.

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