James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards
Monday, June 5, 2023
6:00 P.M. CT
Lyric Opera of Chicago 
20 N Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606 

For the 2023 Awards weekend digital program, please see our events page.

Hosted by 

Eric Adjepong
Chef, Author, and Host of Alex vs America  

Esther Choi
James Beard Award Nominee, Chef and Owner, mŏkbar and ms.yoo  

Gail Simmons
Author, Producer and Top Chef Judge  

Andrew Zimmern
James Beard Award Winner, TV personality, Chef, Writer, and Social Justice Advocate

Reception to immediately follow the Awards ceremony 
Union Station 
225 S Canal Street

Featured Chefs

Saibeen Acord, Saibeen’s Kitchen
Omar Anani, Saffron Detwah
Tiffany Derry, Sourthern Roots Table
Brandon Jew, Mister Jiu’s
Kate Lasky and Tomaz Skowronski, Apteka
Macarena Ludena, Coracora
Niven Patel, Ghee Indian Kitchen
Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli, Don Angie
John Shields and Karen Urie Shields, Smyth
Sheldon Simeon, Tiffany’s Restaurant & Bar
Dale Talde, Goosefeather
Chris Viaud, Ansanm
Crystal Wahpepah, Wahpepah’s Kitchen
Mailea Weger and Mike Kida, Lou