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2018 James Beard Foundation Award Winners Presented in Restaurant and Chef and Restaurant Design Categories

the James Beard Foundation (JBF) | May 9, 2018

NEW YORK, NY (May 8, 2018) – Winners were announced this evening, Monday, May 7, 2018, at the James Beard Foundation Awards at Lyric Opera of Chicago. During a ceremony emceed by Carla Hall, co-host of ABC's The Chew, awards were presented in the Restaurant and Chef and Restaurant Design categories, as well as several special achievement awards, including Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America, Lifetime Achievement, Design Icon, America's Classics, and Humanitarian of the Year. A complete list of award winners can be found at the end of this release and at jamesbeard.org/awards. Highlights from this year's list of winners inc...

James Beard Foundation Selects Paula Wolfert as 2018 Lifetime Achievement Honoree

the James Beard Foundation (JBF) | March 2, 2018

NEW YORK, NY (March 2, 2018) – Today the James Beard Foundation announced Paula Wolfert, multiple James Beard Award–winning author, as the 2018 Lifetime Achievement honoree. Wolfert's career in food began in the 1950s, when on the advice of her mother, the newly married Columbia graduate took up cooking classes. She learned from and eventually worked for Dione Lucas, the first woman to have a TV cooking show, in addition to working for James Beard, himself. In 1959 she moved to Tangiers, where her love of Mediterranean and Moroccan cooking began and would be translated into nine books during her career. Her first book, Cousc...

James Beard Award–Winning Chef José Andrés Named Humanitarian of the Year

the James Beard Foundation (JBF) | February 21, 2018

NEW YORK, NY (February 21, 2018) – The James Beard Foundation announced today that José Andrés, multiple James Beard Award–winning chef, owner of ThinkFoodGroup, humanitarian and founder of World Central Kitchen, has been named the recipient of the 2018 James Beard Humanitarian Award. Andrés is a committed advocate of food and hunger issues and is known for championing the role of chefs in the national debate on food policy. In 2012, Andrés formed World Central Kitchen, a non-profit that provides smart solutions to hunger and poverty by using the power of food to empower communities and strengthen...

2017 James Beard Foundation Award Winners Presented for Restaurant and Chef and Restaurant Design Categories

the James Beard Foundation (JBF) | May 2, 2017

NEW YORK, NY (May 2, 2017) – Winners were revealed Monday, May 1, 2017 at the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards at Lyric Opera of Chicago. During a ceremony hosted by Emmy Award-nominated actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, awards in the Restaurant and Chef and Restaurant Design categories were presented, as well as a number of special achievement awards, including Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America, Lifetime Achievement, Design Icon, America's Classics, and Humanitarian of the Year. Winners of the Foundation's annual Media Awards were presented on April 25, 2017, at a ceremony and dinner at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers in New York ...

The 2017 James Beard Award Nominees for Restaurant and Chef Categories

the James Beard Foundation (JBF) | March 16, 2017

NEW YORK, NY (March 16, 2017) - The James Beard Foundation is proud to announce the nominees for the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards. The nominees were announced today during a breakfast at a.o.c. in Los Angeles, California, hosted by Susan Ungaro, James Beard Foundation president; Mitchell Davis, executive vice-president; Emily Luchetti, chair of the James Beard Foundation's Board of Trustees; Anne Quatrano, chair of the 2017 Awards committee; and Suzanne Goin, James Beard Award-winner and chef/owner of a.o.c. "Our Foundation is thrilled to bring our nominees announcement to the dynamic food city of Los Angeles, home to over 25 chef...

Benchmark Hospitality International Names Brianna Miles Recipient of the Bob Zappatelli Culinary Arts Scholarship

September 14, 2016

Presented annually with the James Beard Foundation, New York The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, September 2016 … Benchmark Hospitality International® has announced the recipient of the Bob Zappatelli Culinary Arts Scholarship. The winner is Brianna Miles, a student at the Waukesha County Technical College in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, where she is studying for her Associates Degree in Baking & Pastry Management. Ms. Miles is also an active member of the Army National Guard. The scholarship, launched in 2009 in partnership with the James Beard Foundation in New York City, celebrates the life and legacy of Benchmark Hospitality's fi...

Chris Steffich, Director of Operations for Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Receives the 2016 Bob Zappatelli Award for Culinary Excellence

July 28, 2016

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, July 2016 … Benchmark Hospitality International has announced that Chris Steffich, director of operations for Eaglewood Resort & Spa, is the recipient of the 2016 Bob Zappatelli Award for Culinary Excellence. Eaglewood Resort & Spa is a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels-brand property located in the Chicago market. Benchmark Hospitality International announced the merger of Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts earlier this month. Benchmark Hospitality presents the Bob Zappatelli Award for Culinary Excellence each year in memory of Mr. Zappatelli, who was the company...

James Beard Foundation & Benchmark Hospitality International Open Applications for the 2016 Bob Zappatelli Culinary Arts Scholarship

Benchmark Hospitality International | April 28, 2016

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, April 2016 … Benchmark Hospitality International®, in partnership with the James Beard Foundation, announces applications are open to culinary students domestically and globally for the 2016 Bob Zappatelli Culinary Arts Scholarship. The scholarship fund was established by Burt Cabañas, founder & chairman of Benchmark Hospitality International, in 2009 to celebrate the memory and culinary legacy of Bob Zappatelli, the company's beloved first vice president of food & beverage. Applications for the scholarship will remain open through May 15, 2016. "Bob loved the culinary arts, and ...


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