James Beard Eats Week
April 27 – May 7, 2018
More than 130 restaurants will celebrate James Beard’s culinary legacy and Chicago’s vibrant food scene from April 27 to May 7, 2018, during James Beard Eats Week. Each participating restaurant creates a customized dish or menu inspired by the James Beard Foundation’s namesake chef, a pioneer of American dining.
Now in its fourth year, James Beard Eats Week is a way for the restaurant community and the public to come together to celebrate the James Beard Awards weekend. Restaurants taking part in Eats Week make a $100 donation to the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Fund, which directly supports aspiring Chicago culinary students on a path to success in the hospitality industry. In 2017, Eats Week raised $13,600 in scholarship funds. The James Beard Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 and has awarded more than $7 million in financial aid to more than 1,850 recipients nationally.