Awards Watch: Emeril Lagasse to Receive 2013 Humanitarian of the Year AwardJBF Editors
February 05, 2013
The James Beard Foundation has named Emeril Lagasse as the recipient of its 2013 Humanitarian of the Year Award. In 2002 Lagasse founded the Emeril Lagasse Foundation, which supports nonprofit organizations and educational initiatives that create new opportunities for children, especially for those from disadvantaged circumstances. His charity work is focused within the communities where his restaurants operate, tailoring its efforts to each location. The Foundation's accomplishments range from the creation of fresh foods cafeterias to establishing culinary learning centers.
Lagasse will accept the award at the James Beard Awards ceremony on Monday, May 6.