James Beard Awards


The James Beard Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America. On May 7th, celebrating their 25th year, the Foundation announced the winners of the 2012 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards.

Chef Chris Hastings was awarded Best Chef of the South
Pictured left: Chris Hastings with Jacques Pepin and Danny Meyer.

View the complete list of James Beard Foundation 2012 Awards Winners here.

To view additional images and read coverage about the ceremony, check out Eater’s article titled: “James Beard Awards 2012 Hangover Observations

For more James Beard Awards coverage and commentary, visit:

Bon Appetit: “Live  from the James Beard Awards”
Huffington Post: “2012 James Beard Awards: The Big Winners (PHOTOS)
Zagat Buzz: “Gallery of Winners