Announcements and Updates

The James Beard Awards broadcast will take place on Friday, September 25 at 6:30 P.M. CT via Twitter from the host city of Chicago and celebrate previously announced honorees and will shine a spotlight on many of the nominees and be a night of storytelling surrounding the historic challenges this community faces and how we can work together to rebuild a stronger and more equitable restaurant industry. 

Changes to the 2020 and 2021 James Beard Awards

Click here to read why we are not announcing the remaining 2020 Award Winners and further changes for 2021.

2020 James Beard Media Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners! Check out the full list.

Recent Awards News 

  • Please join us in celebrating the 2020 Media Awards winners in a series called Media Awards at Home of conversations. View recordings of past events and register for future events here.
  • Congratulations to the 2020 James Beard Award nominees. Missed the live broadcast? Check that out here.
  • The 2020 James Beard Awards are postponed. Read the statement here.
  • Congratulations to the 2020 Semifinalists for Restaurant and Chef.
  • Awards regions have been readjusted to recognize culinary excellence all over the country.


Leadership Awards

Restaurant and Chef Awards
September 25, 2020

Stay tuned for updates.



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