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2018 James Beard Awards

 

 

The 28th Anniversary of The James Beard Awards, commonly known as the "Oscars of the Food Industry," are coming to the Lyric Opera of Chicago for the fourth consecutive year on Monday, May 7. 


Congratulations to the Chicago JBFA Finalists:

OUTSTANDING BAKER: GREG WADE, PUBLICAN QUALITY BREAD

OUTSTANDING PASTRY CHEF: MEG GALUS, BOKA

OUTSTANDING RESTAURATEUR: KEVIN BOEHM AND ROB KATZ, BOKA RESTAURANT GROUP 

RISING STAR CHEF OF THE YEAR: SARAH RINKAVAGE, MARISOL

BEST CHEF, GREAT LAKES: ANDREW BROCHU, ROISTER; ABRAHAM CONLON, FAT RICE; BEVERLY KIM AND JOHNNY CLARK, PARACHUTE; DAVID POSEY AND ANNA POSEY, ELSKE; LEE WOLEN, BOKA

BEST TELEVISION SEGMENT: STEVE DOLINSKY, ABC CHICAGO'S THE HUNGRY HOUND

For the full list of James Beard Foundation Awards nominees, click here. General public ticket sales will begin Wednesday, March 21 at 10 A.M. EST

 

 

Leading up to the awards, over 100 restaurants will be participating in James Beard Eats Week. From April 27 through May 7, these restaurants will be featuring a special dish or full menu inspired by James Beard. A full list of participating restaurants and their menu item(s) will be posted on Choose Chicago's website soon!  

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