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Tune in to Our James Beard Awards TV Special

Premiering June 24 on ABC

JBF Editors

June 20, 2018


Grab your popcorn! We're thrilled to announce the premiere of JBFA: Stories from the 2018 James Beard Awards on Sunday, June 24 at 4:00pm ET on ABC.

The one-hour special, produced in partnership with Intersport, goes behind the scenes on the nominees, winners, and special moments of the 2018 James Beard Awards Gala. The show includes profiles on the five Outstanding Chef nominees (Ashley Christensen, Gabrielle Hamilton, David Kinch, Christopher Kostow, and Donald Link), as well as the stories of the winners of the following award categories: Rising Star (Camille Cosgrove of Philadelphia's Zahav), Outstanding Restaurant (Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham, Alabama), Humanitarian of the Year (José Andrés), and Lifetime Achievement (Paula Wolfert).

The special will also include cameos from industry icons such as Carla Hall, Gail Simmons, Martha Stewart, Marcus Samuelsson, Mourad Lahlou, Andrew Zimmern, Michael Solomonov, and Rick Bayless. The unique backstories of the Outstanding Chef nominees and their wide-ranging and diverse connections to the winners of the night’s other major awards will emphasize the supportive and close-knit culinary community in the United States in this special celebration of their culinary achievements. 

Watch the video above for a sneak peek of what's in store, and be sure to tune in on Sunday, June 24! 


Learn more about the James Beard Awards or catch up on our live broadcast of the full 2018 ceremony.