James Beard Awards

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In Seeking Scandals, the 'Oscars of Food' Creates One

Chefs complain of secretive investigations of James Beard Award nominees

(Newser) - The James Beard Awards are known as " the Oscars of the food world ," where a win can catapult a chef's career. That's why Sam Fore, owner of pop-up restaurant Tuk Tuk in Lexington, Kentucky, was delighted to be named as a 2023 finalist for the "...

Big Winners at the 'Oscars of Food'

Time to start calling in your reservations

(Newser) - Though the Met Gala probably drew more eyes, Monday night also marked the "Oscars of the food world," per Eater . Some 600 culinary professionals voted to honor some of the top chefs, restaurants, and restaurateurs in the country at the James Beard Awards in Chicago. Since you'll...

Cancer-Beating Achatz Hailed as Top US Chef

34-year-old pushing progressive cuisine at Chicago's Alinea

(Newser) - Just months after beating a cancer that nearly cost him his sense of taste, Grant Achatz was named America's top chef last night by the James Beard Foundation at the culinary world's equivalent of the Academy Awards. "I look at the award as the point of starting over,"...

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