• Here's What You Missed From the 2020 James Beard Awards ‘Ceremony'

    29 days ago - By Eater

    James Beard Foundation
    Without any Restaurant and Chef Awards, a series of presentations hammered home the desire to keep restaurants “Open for Good” The 2020 James Beard Awards were effectively cancelled, in that there was no gala event and not even a whittling down of the Restaurant and Chef Awards finalists to a list of winners. (For a full rundown of a truly confusing year for the James Beard Foundation, consult this timeline .) Instead, the September 25 live Twitter broadcast was held to honor the nominees and previous award winners in categories like Leadership, Lifetime Achievement...
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  • The James Beard Foundation Sent Meal Kits to Its 2020 Nominees

    The James Beard Foundation Sent Meal Kits to Its 2020 Nominees

    29 days ago - By Eater

    James Beard preparing a fish | Photo by Lee Lockwood/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty Images/Getty Images
    A consolation prize for no Restaurant and Chef awards doled out this year: a pretty nice-looking meal to make at home The James Beard Awards were not their usual selves this year. There was no Chicago gala, for one, and months after that announcement, the Foundation nixed handing out its Restaurant and Chef awards altogether. Instead, the James Beard Foundation held a Twitter broadcast to honor awards winners outside the main chef and restaurant categories, like the Leadership...
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