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James Beard Award News

Announcement: Nora Pouillon will receive our 2017 Lifetime Achievement award, and Denise Cerreta will receive our Humanitarian of the Year award. Learn more

The James Beard Foundation is accepting entries for the 2017 James Beard Awards. Enter here.

The 2017 James Beard Awards Gala will take place on Monday, May 1, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The 2017 Media Awards (formerly known as the Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards) will be held on Tuesday, April 25, at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City.


The 2016 James Beard Awards

Ever since James Beard appeared on television’s first cooking show, food has been one of the most popular subjects in American broadcasting. Coinciding with the Foundation’s 30th anniversary, the 2016 James Beard Awards honored the country’s top culinary talent and celebrated the role of cuisine in television.​ See our full list of winners

The 2016 James Beard Awards Gala, hosted by Carla Hall, took place at Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 2. The 2016 JBF Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards, hosted by Ming Tsai, took place at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers​ in New York City on Tuesday, April 26.

See photos from the 2016 James Beard Awards Gala in Chicago

See the complete list of our
2016 James Beard Award nominees

See the complete list of our 2016 Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists

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The 2015 James Beard Awards

See the full list of 2015 JBF Award winners, download images of winners, and watch archived footage of the ceremony on our Livestream channel. Check out our photo galleries of the delicious food and dapper guests.

See the full list of 2015 JBF Award nominees.

The 2015 Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists were announced Wednesday, February 18.