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James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards

Widely considered to be among the nation’s most prestigious culinary honors, this highly anticipated event features red carpet arrivals and an awards ceremony honoring exceptional talent and achievement in the independent restaurant industry.

The James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards take place at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Explore Chicago’s James Beard Award winners and check back for 2024 event details.

James Beard Media Awards

The James Beard Media Awards honors the nation’s top cookbook authors, food and beverage broadcast producers, hosts, podcasters, and food journalists. Check back for 2024 event details.

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JBF Greens Chicago

James Beard Foundation’s Greens is for food lovers under 40 in Chicago, NYC, and soon to be on the West Coast. From multi-course dinners to walk-around tastings, we offer dynamic programming that shines a spotlight on chefs and operators making meaningful change within their communities. Events are open to Young Patrons and to the General Public. Join our email list to learn about upcoming Greens Chicago events, and learn more about the benefits of Young Patrons membership.


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