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The James Beard Awards
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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.
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2015 JBF Awards Call for Entries
Starting October 15, entry forms for the 2015 James Beard Awards will be available at awards.jamesbeard.org. Entry forms will be available for:
Cookbooks published in 2014 (deadline is 12/15/14)
Restaurants and chefs (deadline is 12/31/14)
Journalism articles on food, beverages, nutrition, and culinary travel published in 2014 (deadline is 1/9/15)
Webcasts, radio, and television shows aired in 2014 (deadline is 1/9/15)
Restaurant design (deadline is 1/31/15)
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2014 JBF Awards
Our 2014 JBF Award nominees were streamed live from Chicago.
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.
2012 JBF Award Winners
Food Coverage in a Food-Focused Publication
Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication
Articles: "Chinese Food in LA", "It's Time for Breakfast in LA", "Food Lovers Guide"
The Wall Street Journal
Articles: "Drink, Memory: How to Remember that Wine", "In Praise of the One-Cabernet Lunch", "May I recommend: Lessons of Great Sommeliers"
Media Personality/Host (Television or Video Webcast)
Martha Teichner, CBS News Sunday Morning
Host: Martha Teichner
Producers: Lauren Barnello, Jon Carras, Edward Forgotson, Patrick Lee, David Small
Special/Documentary (Television or Video Webcast)
A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt
Producers: Alan Oxman, Rachel Mills, Sally Rowe
Radio Show/Audio Webcast
Fear of Frying: Culinary Nightmares
Host: Nina Barrett
Producer: Jason Marck