In October, 2019, Coastal Virginia Celebrates James Beard … here’s why …
James Andrews Beard (May 5, 1903 – January 23, 1985) was an American cook, cookbook author, teacher and television personality.
Beard was a champion of American cuisine who taught and mentored generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts.
His legacy lives on in twenty books, other writings and his foundation's annual James Beard Awards in a number of culinary genres.
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What is the James Beard Foundation?
The James Beard Foundation promotes good food for good™. For more than 30 years, the James Beard Foundation has highlighted the centrality of food culture in our daily lives.
Through the James Beard Awards, unique dining experiences at the James Beard House and around the country, scholarships, hands-on learning, and a variety of industry programs that educate and empower leaders in our community, the Foundation has built a platform for chefs and asserted the power of gastronomy to drive behavior, culture, and policy change around food.
To that end, the Foundation has also created signature impact-oriented initiatives that include our Women’s Leadership Programs aimed at addressing the gender imbalance in the culinary industry; advocacy training through our Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change; and the James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards that shine a spotlight on successful change makers.
The organization is committed to giving chefs and their colleagues a voice and the tools they need to make the world more sustainable, equitable, and delicious for everyone.
Information from The James Beard Foundation website [LINK]