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James Beard Awards

 

The 25th Anniversary of The James Beard Awards, commonly known as the "Oscars of the Food Industry," were celebrated at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday, May 4. 

Congratulations to the Chicago JBF Winners!

JAMES BEARD LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: RICHARD MELMAN, LETTUCE ENTERTAIN YOU

OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR: DONNIE MADIA, ONE OFF HOSPITALITY

OUTSTANDING BAR PROGRAM: THE VIOLET HOUR 

OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT DESIGN AWARD (75 SEATS AND UNDER): BUREAU OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN; DESIGNERS: TOM NAHABEDIAN AND JAMES GORSKI; PROJECT: BRINDILLE

 

For the full list of James Beard Foundation Awards winners, click here

 


A HUGE thank you to all our partners and event sponsors in this first year hosting the James Beard Awards. We truly value your contributions. Your generous donations ensured everyone enjoyed their stay in the city during this momentous time and illustrated why Chicago is a first-class destination city worthy of prestigious large-scale events such as the James Beard Awards. Here's to two more exciting years! 

 

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