The James Beard Foundation has recently announced its full compliment of 2023 Award nominees, with the latest category - Media - being unveiled in a recent live ceremony in New York. The finalists join the already announced Restaurant and Chef categories ahead of the winners being announced in early June.
Categories for Media included Book Award nominees, Broadcast Media nominees, as well as Journalism nominees. Categories for the Restaurant and Chef Awards include Outstanding Chef, Outstanding Restaurant, Best New Restaurant, Outstanding Restauranteur, Emerging Chef, Outstanding Bakery, Outstanding Pastry Chef or Baker, Outstanding Hospitality, Outstanding Wine and Other Beverages Program, Outstanding Bar, and regional Best Chef awards too.
"Celebrating the art of storytelling and its ability to connect us to the power of good food is at the heart of the James Beard Media Awards. As we honour this year's nominees, we recognise the profound impact that their stories have in educating, inspiring, and transforming our relationship to food, as well as each other," said Clare Reichenbach, CEO, James Beard Foundation. "Congratulations to our 2023 nominees—for your phenomenal work opening a window to the people, cultures, communities, and history shaping American food culture today."
The James Beard Awards, considered to be among America's most prestigious industry honours, recognise exceptional talent in the culinary and food media industries, as well as a demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity, community, sustainability, and a culture where all can thrive.