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.
Monday, May 10, 2004
Ceremony: 5:30 p.m.
Reception: 8:30 p.m.
New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway at 45th Street, NYC, NY
$300 for general public; $250 for James Beard Foundation members
Journalism Awards Dinner
Friday, May 7, 2004
Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m., featuring flavors of the Spanish Caribbean
Grand Hyatt New York
Park Avenue at Grand Central, NYC, NY
$95 - Open to journalists by invitation
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 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. The American Express® Card is the official Card of
The James Beard Foundation and The James Beard Foundation Awards.
FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES CALL:
Melanie Young, Awards Director 212-620-7027 ext. 303