Here Are the 2019 James Beard Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists

February 27, 2019

Last fall, the James Beard Foundation announced major changes to its award policies for 2019 in order to increase diversity and representation and make its awards more accessible. This week, the Foundation revealed the results of those efforts. The judging corps include 14 more people of color and 5 percent women, while 7 percent more of semifinalists for the restaurant and chef categories are people of color.