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JBF Editors

May 02, 2016


It's the culinary industry's biggest night! Join us this evening for the 2016 James Beard Awards Gala, taking place in the great city of Chicago for the second year in a row.

Not joining us at Lyric Opera of Chicago? That's okay—it's easy to follow along at home. You can tune into our live broadcast at starting at 6:00 P.M. Central. JBF executive vice president Mitchell Davis and Kat Kinsman will be covering the chef-studded red carpet on Facebook Live starting at 5:00 P.M. Central. As always, we'll be live-tweeting the ceremony @beardfoundation. Make sure you're following us on Instagram, too, for all the action backstage, in the press room, and at the tasting reception.

And in case you missed them, here are last week's Book, Broadcast & Journalism Award winners

The James Beard Awards would not be possible without the support of these generous sponsors:

In-Association Sponsors HMSHost * Lexus * Mariano's

Premier Sponsors American Airlines * All-Clad Metalcrafters * Lenox Tableware and Gifts * True Refrigeration® *

Supporting Sponsors Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water * Breville Lavazza * Goose Island Beer Company * Robert Mondavi Winery * S.Pellegrino Natural Spring Water® * Skuna Bay Salmon * Valrhona 


Gala Reception Sponsors Braveheart Black Angus Beef from PERFORMANCE Foodservice * Ecolab * Groupon * Kendall College * Royal Caribbean International * Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts


Additional support by Chefwear * VerTerra Dinnerware * Wisconsin Cheese

The James Beard Foundation gratefully acknowledges the generous support of:

The Chicago Department of Aviation * Choose Chicago * The Illinois Restaurant Association

See our complete list of sponsors at