The theme of this year’s James Beard Awards is RISE, and it is meant to celebrate the collective spirit of our community and the power of food. Whether championing causes, committing to values, speaking up for those who can’t be heard, or cooking their hearts out, our food community rises to meet the challenges, to complete the tasks, and to make this world a better, more delicious place for everyone.

Click on the section to read about the nominees

America’s Classics

Best New Restaurant

Book Awards

Broadcast Media Awards

Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award

Humanitarian of the Year

Journalism Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award

New Restaurants

Outstanding Baker

Outstanding Bar Program

Outstanding Chef

Outstanding Pastry Chef

Outstanding Restaurant

Outstanding Restaurant Design Awards

Outstanding Restaurateur

Outstanding Service

Outstanding Service

Outstanding Wine Program

Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional

Rising Star Chef of the Year

Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America Inductees

Young Chefs

Save these upcoming dates: 

  • Friday, April 27: James Beard Media Awards
  • Monday, May 7: James Beard Awards Gala