Awards Watch: Carla Hall and Ming Tsai to Host the 2016 James Beard AwardsJBF Editors
January 06, 2016
The James Beard Foundation is thrilled to announce that Carla Hall, co-host of ABC’s The Chew and restaurateur of the soon-to-open Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen in Brooklyn, New York, will host the 2016 James Beard Foundation Awards, taking place on Monday, May 2, 2016, at Lyric Opera of Chicago. On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, James Beard Award winner, chef, and television personality Ming Tsai will host the annual James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City.
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 will honor the country’s top culinary talent and celebrate the role of cuisine in television. “We’re delighted that Carla Hall and Ming Tsai will bring both their culinary and media talents to shine a light on how television has informed and entertained our world of food,” said Susan Ungaro, president of the James Beard Foundation. “We’re honored to have them act as hosts as we recognize the best of the best in our ever growing and changing food and media community.”