Dawn Padmore

Vice President of Awards

Dawn Padmore joined the James Beard Foundation with extensive experience in culinary events. In her previous position as the Vice President of Culinary Marketing and Events at Karlitz & Company, she helped create and was senior producer of the award winning annual Harlem EatUp! Festival.  She also helmed many of the agency’s other culinary productions. In her role as Vice President of Awards, she works with the volunteer committees, JBF staff, and trustees to shape the future of the James Beard Awards. Dawn is also a classical singer who has performed internationally, and has collaborated with musicians from around the world.