May 4, 2015
Known as the Oscars of the food world, the James Beard Awards cover all aspects of the industry: chefs and restaurateurs, cookbook authors and food journalists, restaurant designers and architects, and more. The James Beard Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals in America.
2015 is a historic year for the James Beard Awards, celebrating the Awards’ 25th anniversary, and, for the first time ever, the JBF Awards gala will take place in the city of Chicago. This prestigious ceremony will be held at Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 4. Chicago has a rich history with the Foundation, boasting over 40 James Beard Award winners, including four Outstanding Chef winners. We’re thrilled to honor the best of the culinary industry in this world-class destination.