NEW YORK, NY (April 27, 2022) – The James Beard Foundation® announced today its 2022 Media Award Nominees in advance of the returning James Beard Awards® ceremonies presented by Capital One. The full list of nominees, which includes Book, Broadcast Media, and Journalism, can be found below and on the James Beard Foundation website.
The nominees were announced today during a live ceremony at Pier 57 within Hudson River Park in New York City, hosted by James Beard Foundation’s Clare Reichenbach, Chief Executive Officer; Fred Seegal, Board Chairman; Kris Moon, President and Chief Operating Officer; and Dawn Padmore, Vice President of Awards.
Special guests of the Foundation: Lynn Osmond, President and CEO and Rose Horcher, Vice President, Client Services of Choose Chicago; and reception chefs David Brinkman; and Raymond Zamanta Mohan and Leticia “Skai” Young, LoLo’s Seafood Shack, NYC.
Reichenbach made opening remarks and highlighted this year’s theme, “Gather for Good,” building on the Foundation’s mantra of Good Food for Good®. Nominees were announced in real-time on the James Beard Foundation Twitter feed (@beardfoundation). This is the first time in the Foundation’s history that an event was held dedicated to the Media Award Nominee announcement.
“We are thrilled to recognize the 2022 Media Award Nominees in their own right and celebrate each of their outstanding accomplishments and talents in their respective fields,” said Clare Reichenbach, Chief Executive Officer, James Beard Foundation. “Each Nominee has set a standard of excellence, innovation, and creativity in their work, and the James Beard Foundation looks forward to recognizing the award winners at the Media Awards ceremony in June, the first time the ceremony will be held in Chicago, alongside the Leadership Awards and Restaurant and Chef Award ceremonies.”
“Chicago is full of culinary talent with an unmatched passion for food and drink, and we are delighted that, for the first time, the James Beard Foundation’s Media Awards ceremony will be held here,” said Lynn Osmond, incoming President and CEO of Choose Chicago.
The James Beard Awards, considered to be among the nation’s most prestigious honors, recognize exceptional talent in the culinary and food media industries, as well as a demonstrated commitment to racial and gender equity, community, sustainability, and a culture where all can thrive.