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The Beard Awards to Remain in Chicago through 2021

JBF Editors

October 14, 2016


The James Beard Foundation announced today that the James Beard Awards Gala will stay in Chicago through 2021. “Our Foundation is delighted to continue our partnership in hosting the annual James Beard Awards in the great food city of Chicago,” says JBF president Susan Ungaro.

The 2017 James Beard Awards Gala will take place on Monday, May 1, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The Media Awards will be held Tuesday, April 25, at Pier Sixty in New York City. Formerly known as the Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards, the Media Awards will remain in New York City for the foreseeable future. 

In addition to the extended role as host of the Beards, Chicago and city organizations will build upon their partnership with JBF by supporting the JBF Impact Programs, the Foundation's scholarship program, and more. The city hosted the Awards for the first time in 2015. 

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