Established in 1990, The James Beard Foundation
Awards are the premier honors for fine food and beverage professionals
in North America. More than 60 Awards are given to chefs, restaurateurs,
cookbook authors, journalists, broadcasters and restaurant designers.
Award nominees and winners are selected by secret ballot by their
industry peers. More than 400 food and beverage professionals vote.
Each judge is assigned to vote in one or more award categories,
based on his or her areas of expertise. An outside accounting firm
handles tabulation. Winners receive a bronze award medallion etched
with the image of James Beard. This year's Awards Gala celebrates
James Beard’s 100th birthday.
Monday, May 5, 2003
Ceremony: 5:30 p.m.
Reception: 8:30 p.m. following ceremony featuring “James
Beard: The Dean of American Cooking, Celebrating 100 Years”
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway at 45th Street, NYC, NY
$300 public; $250 members
Journalism Awards Dinner
Friday, May 2, 2003
Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m. featuring “Oregon Salutes James Beard”
Grand Hyatt New York
Park Avenue at Grand Central, NYC, NY
$95 - Open to all journalists, editors and their guests
For hotel information, CLICK HERE.
ABOUT THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION:
The James Beard Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization
dedicated to furthering the practice and appreciation of the culinary
arts. The Foundation, located in Greenwich Village, at the historic
James Beard House, was established in 1985 in memory of the late
cookbook author, journalist, chef, and teacher James Beard, the
"father of American gastronomy." For membership information,
call 800-36-BEARD or 212-627-2308.
SPONSORS OF THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION
All-Clad Bakeware; All-Clad Cookware; American Express Company;
Chefwear; Coca-Cola Fountain; Colavita USA; D'Artagnan Cervena;
Gallo of Sonoma Winery; illy caffè North America, Inc.; KitchenAid
Home Appliances; Kobrand Corporation; Long Island Wine Council;
Melissa's; National Cattlemen's Beef Association and the Cattlemen's
Beef Board; S.Pellegrino; Sub-Zero Freezer Company; and Viking Range
FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES CALL:
Melanie Young, Awards Director 212-620-7027 ext. 303
Valerie Wilson (ext. 309), or Kay Nelson (ext. 305)
THE 13TH JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARDS
James Beard: The Dean of American Cooking, Celebrating 100 Years
The 13th Annual James Beard Foundation Ceremony
Monday, May 5, 2003 ~ The New York Marriott Marquis, New York City
Awards Reception Executive Chef
Michael McCarty, Michael's, Santa Monica, CA
Awards Wine Coordinator
Andrea Immer, French Culinary Institute, New York, NY