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2018 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARDS

May 7, 2018 at Lyric Opera of Chicago

The James Beard Foundation Awards, dubbed "the Oscars of the food world" by Time Magazine, celebrates the best and brightest culinary professionals in America. The city of Chicago is incredibly proud to host the nation's preeminent honors Monday May 7, 2018. 

The 28th Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala Reception will be held at the Civic Opera House. Over this weekend — the social highlight of the year for the culinary industry — Chicago will welcome nearly 2,000 of the country's top chefs, restaurateurs, food media and culinary enthusiasts. And for those that love to eat, there is no better place to gather than in Chicago.

VISIT THE OFFICIAL JBF AWARDS PAGE

JAMES BEARD EATS WEEK

Celebrate James Beard and Chicago’s vibrant culinary scene April 27-May 7, 2018 with 11 days of exclusive restaurant menus and dishes inspired by James Beard's American Classic recipes. More than 100 top Chicago restaurants will honor the man known as the "Dean of American cookery" through their food. Join them during the third annual James Beard Eats Week!

Check back in late March for a list of and participating restaurants and customized dishes/menus!

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JAMES BEARD AWARDS SPONSORS

IN ASSOCIATION SPONSORS

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PREMIER SPONSORS

All Clad American AirlinesHMS 

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SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Breville Hyatt Robert Mondavi

Skuna Bay ValrhonaWindstar

GALA RECEPTION

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Kendall College

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

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PROUD HOSTS

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JBF GREENS: FOODIES UNDER 40!

James Beard Foundation Greens events are for food lovers between the ages of 21 and 39. Greens get to discover the newest restaurants, chefs, and culinary trends, all while enjoying great food and drinks. Greens events take place at various locations throughout Chicago.Click Here for more information about JBF Greens Chicago and to sign up to get invites.