No city in the world understands the gravity of getting a major award from your peers better than we do. As Oscar’s hometown, we get it.
Being honored with the right award from the right group of your peers can make or transform an entire career. Even being nominated can change one’s life trajectory. Whether its an Academy Award nomination for an actor or a James Beard nomination for a chef, the outcome is the same, the recipient is on a potential fast-track to stardom.
Like the Academy Awards, the James Beard awards are considered the most prestigious in North America because the nominees and winners are chosen by other culinary professionals, people who understand the level of dedication it requires to succeed in this industry. The James Beard Foundation has also distinguished itself by consistently finding and awarding new talent, which means that the list of Beard nominees each year is also a roadmap to the best places to eat as well as a guide to the most exciting chefs to follow.
“….and the nominees are…..”