1997 James Beard Foundation Awards

Welcome to the 1997 James Beard Foundation Awards!

The event was held at New York's Marriot Marquis, located on Broadway in the heart of Times Square and Manhattan's famous Theatre District.

Since their inception in 1990, The James Beard Foundation Awards have become the highest honors awarded to fine food and beverages professionals in North America. More than 60 Awards are given to: chefs, restaurateurs, cookbook authors, journalists, broadcasters and restaurantdesigners. Ballot tabulation is handled by Deloitte & Touche, LLP. The James Beard Foundation, based in New York City, is a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to furthering the practice and appreciation of the culinary arts in America.

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