'JBFA: STORIES FROM THE 2019 JAMES BEARD AWARDS,'
SHOWCASING THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS IN THE AMERICAN CULINARY INDUSTRY, PREMIERES SUNDAY, MAY 19, ON ABC
A one-hour special from the James Beard Foundation (JBF) and Intersport, "JBFA: Stories from the 2019 James Beard Awards," will premiere on The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, MAY 19 (4:00-5:00 p.m. EDT/3:00-4:00 p.m. PDT). In the 2019 television special, the prestigious James Beard Awards gala event is highlighted during an hour-long special. Audiences will experience the drama, excitement and celebration of the 2019 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards Gala, hosted by "Modern Family"'s Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
The show includes highlights of awards throughout the evening, including Regional Best Chef winners, America's Classics Honorees, Leadership Award Honorees, Lifetime Achievement Honoree Patrick O'Connell, Humanitarian of the Year Honoree The Giving Kitchen, and culminates with the award for Outstanding Chef.
The 2019 Awards are headlined by the James Beard Foundation's emphasis on "Good Food For Good," which stresses the positive impact that culinary professionals can make on their communities and throughout the world.
About the James Beard Foundation (JBF)
The James Beard Foundation's mission is to celebrate, nurture and honor chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse and sustainable for everyone. For more than 30 years, the Foundation has accomplished this mission through programs that highlight food's central role in our lives. In addition to hosting guest-chef dinners throughout the year at the historic James Beard House in New York City, the Foundation administers the James Beard Awards, grants scholarships for culinary students, produces national events that include our Taste America tour and creates educational programs for the culinary community and food lovers. The Foundation addresses the growing challenges facing our food system through its Impact Programs, which include the Leadership Awards; Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change; Issue Summits; and Culinary Labs. Industry issues, such as gender imbalance and diversity in culinary leadership, are addressed through our Industry Programs. For more information, please visit jamesbeard.org and follow @beardfoundation on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
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