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James Beard Foundation Reveals 2018 Leadership Award Recipients

“If we really believe in food, we must do something about it, for our voices should be raised above the rest.”—James Beard in a letter to Helen Evans Brown dated May 5, 1958.Sixty years to the date James Beard penned those prescient words, the James Beard Foundation (JBF) and co-host Hyatt will celebrate the honorees of the eighth annual James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards.

Healthy Fats Coalition to Celebrate March 21 as First National Healthy Fats Day

Under the auspices of the Healthy Fats Coalition and coinciding with the arrival of spring, March 21 will mark the first annual National Healthy Fats Day, a celebration of traditional healthy animal fats—pure lard, beef tallow, duck fat, goose fat and the like—that are now enjoying a resurgence within America’s food culture, in restaurants, fast food operations and home kitchens.

2018 RAMMY Awards Finalists Announced

Top industry professionals gathered at The Hamilton Live at The Hamilton as Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced finalists for the 2018 RAMMY Awards, the winners of which will be announced at a black-tie gala on Sunday, June 10.

Chicago's 16” on Center Serves Up Sound Bites to Remember

For 16” on Center, the best dining experiences are multi-layered. Boasting a number of restaurants and event venues around Chicago, the hospitality group is invested in its community—the very name refers to a construction mark that yields the strongest build.

Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest Now Accepting Entries

The Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest is back bigger and better than ever, giving independent family or “neighborhood” restaurants and food trucks the chance to win up to $80,000 in cash and prizes and bring hometown pride to their own communities.

James Beard Foundation Chefs Boot Camp to Focus on Farm Bill

Fifteen chefs will gather at the Inn at Serenbe (Chatt Hills, Georgia) from March 18-20, for the James Beard Foundation’s (JBF) 14th Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change. This is the second time The Inn at Serenbe will be hosting the Chefs Boot Camp, setting the scene for a diverse group of chefs from across the country to learn effective advocacy skills while exploring the multifaceted issues and opportunities around the upcoming Farm Bill.