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Highlights from the James Beard Awards

JBF Editors

May 10, 2018


Outstanding Chef Award winner Gabrielle Hamilton (Photo: Galdones Photography)

The envelopes have been unsealed, the winners have been toasted, and the hangovers have subsided. Next order of business: photo highlights from 2018 James Beard Awards! Here's a peek at our ceremony, held at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the gala reception that followed, where nominees, winners, presenters, and guests feasted on delectable dishes created just for the occasion by alumni from our Chefs Boot Camp program. 

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Presenters Andrew Zimmern and Ted Allen take a selfie on the red carpet (Photo: Kent Miller Studios)


Revelers inside the Lyric Opera of Chicago (Photo: Kent Miller Studios)


Humanitarian of the Year winner José Andrés backstage (Galdones Photography)


Master of ceremonies Carla Hall takes the stage by storm (Photo: Kent Miller Studios)


Beard Award winner Sarah Grueneberg's caviar–spaghetti shooters (Photo: Eliesa Johnson Photography)


Best Chef: West winner Dominique Crenn accepts her Beard Award (Photo: Marc Fiorito / Gamma Nine Photography)


Best Chef: South winner Nina Compton (Photo: Galdones Photography)


Chef/owner Edouardo Jordan (who also took home a medal for Best Chef: Northwest!) and the crew from Best New Restaurant winner JuneBaby in Seattle. (Photo: Galdones Photography)


JBF CEO Clare Reichenbach and master of ceremonies Carla Hall (Photo: Kent Miller Studios)

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