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James Beard Awards in Chicago Through 2027

Tuesday, December 11, 2018  
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This week, the James Beard Foundation announced that Chicago will continue to host the James Beard Foundation Awards, an annual event honoring the best of the best in the food and restaurant industry, for an additional six years. The Illinois Restaurant Association and Choose Chicago are proud co-hosts of the Awards. 

“We are thrilled that Chicago will serve as home to the James Beard Awards through 2027,” said IRA President & CEO Sam Toia. “The ceremony’s continued presence in Chicago punctuates our leadership in the world’s culinary landscape. We look forward to welcoming the Foundation and the visitors who travel here for the Awards, and to celebrating the impressive accomplishments of the restaurant industry’s finest.”

The James Beard Foundation Awards successfully made the move to Chicago in 2015, with the support of the city, Choose Chicago, and the Illinois Restaurant Association, amongst many other city and state supporters. Currently slated to complete its run in 2021, today’s announcement ensures that the James Beard Foundation Awards will call Chicago home each year through 2027.

Read more from ABC, Eater Chicago, and Chicago Tribune


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