James Beard Foundation

FERN is a three-time finalist for James Beard awards!

All of us at FERN were thrilled to learn earlier this week that we are a three-time finalist at the James Beard Media Awards, in collaboration with two of our valued partners. (No paywall)

As #MeToo gains momentum, James Beard Foundation seeks greater diversity

With the restaurant industry under fire for allegations of sexual misconduct and other gender-related problems, the James Beard Foundation, a leading supporter of the culinary arts, is overhauling its awards program to increase the diversity of the people and organizations it honors and the transparency of how it makes those decisions.