James Beard Leadership Awards
Sunday, June 12, 2022 
12:00 P.M. CST Reception
1:00 P.M. CST Seated luncheon and awards presentation
The Dalcy 
302 N Green St, Chicago, IL 60607 
Dress: Business casual 

For the 2022 Awards weekend digital program, please see our events page.

Invite-only Luncheon

Celebrating the 2022 Leadership Award Winners

Hosted by
James Beard Leadership Award Winner

Bryant Terry
Author, Activist, Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, and Publisher at 4 Color Books/Penguin Random House 

Featuring Chefs
Erik Bruner-Yang, Foreign National: Maketto; Power of 10 Initiative 
CJ Jacobson, Chef Partner, Aba Chicago, Austin; Ēma, Chicago 
Eric Santoyo, Executive Chef, Aba and The Dalcy, Chicago 

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. 

See a complete list of James Beard Foundation's Leadership Award recipients

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