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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.

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JAMES BEARD EATS WEEK

April 27 to May 7, 2018

More than 130 restaurants will celebrate James Beard's culinary legacy and Chicago's vibrant food scene from April 27 to May 7, 2018, during James Beard Eats Week. Each participating restaurant creates a customized dish or menu inspired by the James Beard Foundation's namesake chef, a pioneer of American dining. 

Now in its fourth year, James Beard Eats Week is a way for the restaurant community and the public to come together to celebrate the James Beard Awards weekend. Restaurants taking part in Eats Week make a $100 donation to the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Fund, which directly supports aspiring Chicago culinary students on a path to success in the  hospitality industry. In 2017, Eats Week raised $13,600 in scholarship funds. The James Beard Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 and has awarded more than $7 million in financial aid to more than 1,850 recipients nationally.

See all of this year's James Beard Eats Week restaurants here: 

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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.