AWARDS NEWS

Announcements and Updates

The James Beard Awards are given in many categories, including chefs and restaurants, books, journalism, and broadcast media, plus restaurant design, leadership, humanitarian work, and lifetime achievement. Please see the Awards Policies and Procedures for more information on the process.
 
 

30th Anniversary of the James Beard Awards


The James Beard Awards will celebrate their 30th anniversary by bringing the Beard House experience to Chicago. Learn more here.
 

Restaurant and Best Chef Regional Awards Redistricting


In a continued effort to recognize culinary excellence all over the country, the James Beard Foundation has adjusted its awards regions. Learn more here.

 

2019 James Beard Award Winners


Congratulations to all the 2019 Restaurant and Chef and Media Award winners!

AWARDS KEY DATES

Announcement Dates

Feb 26, 2020: Semifinalist Announcement
March 25, 2020: Nominee Announcement
April 24, 2020: Media Awards
May 3, 2020: Leadership Awards
May 4, 2020: Chicago Gala

AWARDS KEY DATES

Announcement Dates

Feb 26, 2020: Semifinalist Announcement
March 25, 2020: Nominee Announcement
April 24, 2020: Media Awards
May 3, 2020: Leadership Awards
May 4, 2020: Chicago Gala

AWARDS EVENTS

 

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