The James Beard Awards are the known as the Oscars of the culinary world. This prestigious foundation honours every aspect of the food industry—from chefs to authors to restaurant designers. This year’s nominees include several Food Network Canada chefs. And the nominees are…

Jonathan Waxman, Barbuto for a James Beard Foundation Award in Best Chef: NYC

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Jonathan Waxman competed on Iron Chef America and has been a guest judge on Beat Bobby Flay and Top Chef.

 

Ina Garten, Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics for a James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Award in Outstanding Personality/Host

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Watch past episodes of Barefoot Contessa: Back to Basics here. You can also find Ina’s recipes here and here.

 

Bobby Flay, Bobby Flay’s Barbecue Addiction for a James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Award in Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location

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Bobby Flay returns to the grill in early June with a new season of Barbecue Addiction.

 

Andrew Zimmern, Bizarre Foods for a James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Award in Television Program, on Location

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When he’s not traveling the globe looking for bizarre foods, Andrew Zimmern is a guest judge on Chopped  and has been a guest judge on Iron Chef America.

 

Marcus Samuelsson, Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home for a James Beard Foundation Book Award in General Cooking

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Marcus Samuelsson was a chef mentor on The Taste, competed on The Next Iron Chef and has been a guest judge on Chopped and Top Chef Canada.

Congratulations, chefs!

The James Beard Foundation Book and Media award winners will be announced on April 24 at the Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards Dinner in New York City. The 2015 James Beard Awards will take place in Chicago on May 4. The award show will be hosted by Food Network star and culinary scientist, Alton Brown.

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To view the full list of James Beard Award nominees for 2015 visit their site here.