The James Beard Media Awards Dinner

Friday, April 27, 2018
6 P.M. ET
Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, NYC
(Between 23rd and 24th Streets and the West Side Highway South)

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See below for participating chefs.
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Business Attire 


The James Beard Awards Gala

Monday, May 7, 2018
6 P.M. CT
Lyric Opera of Chicago
(20 North Upper Wacker Drive)

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See below for participating chefs.
For directions and parking, click here.
Black-Tie Attire 


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2018 Participating Chefs 

Media Awards
April 27, 2018


Host Chef Philip DeMaiolo
Pier Sixty, NYC

Emma Bengtsson
Presented by Breville® 
Aquavit, NYC 


JBF Award Winner Michael Anthony
Gramercy Tavern, NYC 

JBF Award Winner Ashley Christensen
Poole’s Diner, Raleigh, NC

JBF Award Winner Hugo Ortega
H-Town Restaurant Group, Houston 

Dessert Reception 

Daniel Alvarez
Presented by Valrhona
Union Square Cafe, NYC  

April Anderson
Good Cakes and Bakes LLC, Detroit

JBF Award Winner Claudia Fleming 
The North Fork Table & Inn, Southold, NY 

Zachary Golper
Bien Cuit, Brooklyn, NY


Awards Gala
May 7, 2018

VIP Experience

JBF Award Winner Rick Bayless 
Frontera Grill, Chicago

Awards Gala Reception 

Charleen Badman
FnB, Scottsdale, AZ

Jamilka Borges
The Independent, Pittsburgh

Amy Brandwein
Centrolina, Washington, D.C.

Katie Button
Nightbell, Asheville, NC

JBF Award Winner Tim Byres
Smoke, Dallas

Lisa Carlson and Carrie Summer
Chef Shack Companies, Minneapolis

Alexandra Clark
Presented by Valrhona
Bon Bon Bon, Detroit

Erika Dupree Cline
Bleu Chocolat, Jacksonville, FL

Graeme Cockburn
Presented by Windstar Cruises 

JBF Award Winner Justin Devillier 
Presented by Tabasco©
La Petite Grocery

JBF Award Winner Debbie Gold
Tied House, Chicago 

Asha Gomez
The Third Space, Atlanta

JBF Award Winner Sarah Grueneberg
Monteverde Restaurant & Pastificio, Chicago

Sarah Hymanson and Sara Kramer
Kismet, Los Angeles

Brother Luck
Presented by Skuna Bay Salmon 
Four by Brother Luck, Colorado Springs, CO

Ouita Michel
Holly Hill Inn, Midway, KY

JBF Award Winner Kevin Nashan
Sidney Street Café and the Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co., St. Louis

Mario Pagán
Mario Pagán Restaurant, San Juan, PR

Hari Pulapaka
Cress Restaurant, DeLand, FL

JBF Award Winner Ana Sortun
Oleana, Cambridge, MA

Jeffrey Steelman 
Presented by HMSHost 
Wicker Park Seafood & Sushi Bar, Chicago

Sarah Tibbetts
Presented by Valrhona
Valrhona, NYC

JBF Award Winner Greg Vernick
Vernick Food & Drink, Philadelphia

Fabio Viviani
Presented by Lavazza
Mercado, Chicago

Cathy Whims
Nostrana, Portland, OR

JBF Award Winner Rebecca Wilcomb
Herbsaint Bar and Restaurant, New Orleans

Erling Wu-Bower 
Presented by Breville®
Pacific Standard Time, Chicago