Philly Will Host the 2018 James Beard Award Nominations

Visit Philly and the James Beard Foundation will announce the nominees together in March.

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In 2017, Philly cleaned up at the James Beard Awards, the Oscars of the dining world. And now, the city will host the James Beard Foundation for the announcement of 2018’s nominees.

On Wednesday, March 14th, Visit Philly president and CEO Meryl Levitz and James Beard Foundation CEO Clare Reichenbach will co-host the press conference in which the nominees in more than 50 categories will be named.

The announcements will take place at Parc, owned by 2017 Outstanding Restaurateur winner Stephen Starr, starting at 9:30 a.m. and will be streamed live online.

On March 13th, the night before the nominations are announced, a private dinner benefiting the foundation will take place at Osteria.

The James Beard Foundation Awards Gala, where the winners are announced, will take place in Chicago on May 7th.