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JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARDS

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 proudly hosts the nation's preeminent honors through 2021.

The 28th Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala Reception was held at the Civic Opera House on Monday, May 7. Over the weekend — the social highlight of the year for the culinary industry — Chicago welcomed nearly 2,000 of the country's top chefs, restaurateurs, food media and culinary enthusiasts.

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JAMES BEARD EATS WEEK

April 27 to May 7, 2018

138 restaurants celebrated 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 created 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 made a  $100 donation to the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Fundwhich directly supports aspiring Chicago culinary students on a path to success in the hospitality industry. In 2018, Eats Week raised $13,800  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.

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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.