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 2023 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards will take place at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, June 5. The host for the 2022 Restaurant and Chef Awards was James Beard Award winner, actor, chef, author, and executive producer at Food & Wine magazine, Kwame Onwuachi. The host for the 2023 Awards will be announced this spring.
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James Beard Media Awards
Returning for its second year in Chicago, the James Beard Media Awards ceremony and reception will take place on Saturday, June 3. The Media Awards honor the nation’s top cookbook authors, food and beverage broadcast producers, hosts, podcasters, and food journalists. The host for the 2022 awards was Lisa Ling, award-winning journalist, author, and host and executive producer of the new series Take Out on HBO Max. The host for the 2023 Awards will be announced this spring.
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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.