The James Beard Foundation, in preparation for its annual awards to chefs and restaurateurs as well as to food-related books, designers, journalism, broadcast media and leaders, last year amended its policies and procedures in an effort to be more inclusive and transparent both in who selected the winners and who those winners would be.
A deep dive into this year’s James Beard Awards semifinalists
Efforts toward diversity show mixed results
Correction: March 01, 2019
This story has been updated to reflect that Sean Lilly Wilson and the team of Ann Marshall and Scott Blackwell were semifinalists last year as well.