Ever since James Beard appeared on television’s first cooking show, food has been one of the most popular subjects in American broadcasting. Coinciding with the Foundation’s 30th anniversary, the 2016 James Beard Awards will honor the country’s top culinary talent and celebrate the role of cuisine in television on Monday, May 2 at Lyric Opera House in Chicago, Illinois.  

If past events are any indication, the Award Ceremony is sure to be part of culinary history in the tradition of the legendary James Beard. Taylor Shellfish Farms has proudly supported the James Beard Foundation for many years.