James Beard Leadership Awards 
Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 12:00 P.M. CT  

The James Beard Foundation’s Leadership Awards spotlight the important and complex realms of sustainability, food justice, and public health. They raise awareness of these timely issues by celebrating the visionaries responsible for creating a healthier, safer, and more equitable, and sustainable food system.

The Leadership Awards recognize specific outstanding initiatives as well as bodies of work and lifetime achievement. The excellence of work, innovation in approach, and scale of impact within a community or the nation are among the criteria used to select the recipients. Honorees are chosen by a volunteer committee of experts and the cohort of past Leadership Award recipients. 

The Dalcy  
302 N Green Street 
Chicago, IL 60607  
Dress: Business casual  
Invite-Only Luncheon 

Featured Chefs

Gregory Gourdet, Kann, Portland, OR 
CJ Jacobson, Aba (Chicago, IL; Austin, TX; and Miami, FL) and Ēma, Chicago, IL 
Eric Santoyo, Aba and The Dalcy, Chicago, IL 




For questions and further information, please contact awards@jamesbeard.org.