James Beard Foundation Awards


2012 James Beard Foundation Award Restaurant + Chef Nominees Announced

After nearly a month of hand-wringing, the folks at the James Beard Foundation have released their list of nominees for  the 2012 James Beard Foundation Awards, otherwise known as the “Oscars” of the food world. Best wishes to all the nominees who work so hard to wow both diners and their peers every day of the year. Winners will [...]

On Our Plate: Denver Restaurant Week; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Restaurant Week; Best Service Restaurants in the U.S.; What Matters Most When Dining Out

News in and around OpenTable… * We’re celebrating the release of the 2012 Diners’ Choice Awards for Top 100 Best Service Restaurants. Winners include Cyrus, Eleven Madison Park, Menton, TRU, and Vetri, among others. Read the full list to find out if your fave made the cut! * The James Beard Foundation has released its list of [...]

2011 James Beard Awards: Congratulations, Plus a Peek at the Annual Rosé Bowl

On Monday evening, The James Beard Foundation Awards were held. Congratulations to all the nominees and those who took home a medal! On Sunday, OpenTable had the great pleasure of sponsoring Michael Murphy’s Annual Rosé Bowl at Jonathan Waxman’s Barbuto restaurant in Manhattan. A fete for San Francisco’s nominees, attendees included many bold-faced Bay Area [...]

Congratulations to the 2011 James Beard Foundation Award Nominees!

Our friends at the James Beard Foundation have released their list of nominees for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards, otherwise known as the “Oscars” of the food world. Congratulations — and good luck — to all the nominees and honorees. Use the links below to reserve at the nominated restaurants to select your own [...]

Chef Daniel Humm on What His Mom Taught Him About Sourcing Ingredients

A native of Switzerland, Daniel Humm, executive chef at Eleven Madison Park, knew from an early age that his true passion was cooking. The son of an architect, Daniel took his inherited sense of structure and design and applied it to the kitchen, but he learned the importance of sourcing ingredients from his mother, Brigitte. [...]

2009 James Beard Foundation Award Nominees

OpenTable congratulates each of The 2009 James Beard Foundation Award nominees. Time magazine called the James Beard Foundation Awards the “Oscars of the food world” – and with good reason. Recognition from the foundation can significantly raise a restaurant’s profile among diners. The foundation and the awards are named for James Beard, the “dean of [...]