Jun 10, 2024 - Food and Drink

How to watch D.C. chefs at the James Beard Awards

Animated illustration of salt and pepper shakers posing on a red carpet as cameras flash.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Six food and beverage talents from D.C. are finalists in the 33rd-annual James Beard Awards tonight.

Why it matters: It's Oscars night for the culinary world.

Zoom in: Some of our local nominees include Michael Rafidi of Albi for Outstanding Chef, Perry's Masako Morishita for Emerging Chef, and Kevin Tien and Susan Bae of Moon Rabbit for (respectively) Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic and Outstanding Pastry Chef.

  • You can catch them on the red carpet, where our colleagues at Axios Chicago will be broadcasting live.

Watch on Instagram Live, starting at 5pm ET. And check in with Axios D.C. tonight and in Tuesday's newsletter as we announce the results.

Here's how the months-long awards process works:

Infographic of the James Beard Awards process. The steps are an open call for recommendations, determining semifinalists, determining nominees and announcing winners at the James Beard Restaurant and Chef Awards.
infographic; by: @Lindsey Bailey
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