Food journalist Steve Dolinsky, NBC 5 TV Chicago’s “The Food Guy”, is the recipient of an impressive 13 James Beard Foundation Awards for journalistic excellence. (He also is the Founder of Pizza City Fest Chicago and Los Angeles.) The James Beard Foundation Awards Gala for Restaurant and Chef Awards is in Chicago at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on Monday evening, June 5th. Steve will preview the 2023 James Beard Foundation Awards Gala and what it means to Chicago to again host such a prestigious event.
“The James Beard Media Awards honoring broadcast media, cookbook, and journalism nominees from around the country is Saturday evening, June 3rd at Columbia College Chicago.” Previously the Media Awards have been presented in Manhattan.
“For more than 30 years, the James Beard Awards, among the nation’s most prestigious honors, have recognized leaders in the culinary and food media industries. This month, nominees and Award winners will be honored through a weekend of events sure to be the industry’s and food lovers’ highlight of the year, gathering nearly 1,500 of the country’s top chefs, restaurateurs, food media, and culinary enthusiasts in Chicago with millions more tuning in live and on TV. More than 70 Awards will recognize excellence in the categories of restaurants and chefs, books, broadcast media, journalism, leadership, and lifetime achievements.”
Steve Dolinsky is our well-informed, on-the-scene guide to all the Beard Awards festivities this Weekend in Chicago.