2019 James Beard Awards News

Open call for entries has now closed for all awards programs.

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In order to support our values of inclusion and diversity, changes have been made to the James Beard Awards process. Learn more.

2019 James Beard Awards Upcoming Key Dates

  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – Semifinalist Announcement
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – Nominee Announcement 
  • Friday, April 26, 2019 – Media Awards Dinner, Pier 60, NYC 
  • Sunday, May 5, 2019 – Leadership Awards Dinner, Chicago
  • Monday, May 6, 2019 – Awards Gala, Chicago

Please contact awards@jamesbeard.org with any questions.

Search for all past Beard Award winners here. View a complete list of the 2018 James Beard Award winnersnominees, and semifinalists. Watch the full 2018 James Beard Awards ceremony right here.

View an archived list of all past Who's Who in Food & Beverage winners.

* Deadlines closes 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the dates specified
** For work published or released after the free entry window closes, the Foundation will allow individuals to write awards@jamesbeard.org for an exception prior to October 29, 2018, which the committees will review on a case-by-case basis.


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