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2019 James Beard Awards



 After months of anticipation, Chicago hosted the James Beard Awards Monday, May 6, 2019 at the Lyric Opera. In addition to the awards ceremony, the weekend was filled with events and celebrations to welcome America's culinary leaders to Chicago. 


Congratulations to all the winners from Illinois:

  • Beverly Kim and Johnny Clark of Parachute (Best Chef: Great Lakes)


Click here to view the full list of winners. 


Thank you to everyone who made this incredible JBF Awards weekend a reality, especially the Chicago Host Committee, who planned more than 40 ancillary events during the weekend! We were honored to work with the James Beard Foundation and Choose Chicago to host the awards in our city for the fifth year.


Cheers to an amazing 2019 awards! See you in 2020! 

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