James Beard Awards to move to Chicago

James Beard Awards to move to Chicago

Foundation will hold annual ceremony outside New York City for first time next year

The James Beard Foundation will hold its Restaurant and Chef awards ceremony in Chicago next year, the first time the awards will be given outside its hometown of New York City.

The annual gala will be held at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on May 4, 2015, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the awards, which many consider to be the most prestigious honor in the restaurant world. Chefs, restaurateurs and beverage professionals receive national and regional awards for excellence;

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