Winners were announced for the 2004 James Beard Foundation Awards on May 10, 2004, at a ceremony held at the New York Marriott Marquis. The awards, now in their 14th year, recognize excellence and achievement in the culinary profession.
Chefs A’Field: Culinary Adventures That Begin on the Farm, a Kellogg-sponsored PBS series was presented with a Viking Range Broadcast Media Award – for shows on food and beverage topics aired in 2003.
The James Beard Foundation Awards recipients are selected by more than 600 food and beverage industry professionals who vote by confidential ballot in one or more award categories depending on their expertise. The independent accounting firm, Lutz and Carr, tabulates ballots. Award winners receive a bronze medallion engraved with the image of James Beard, the late journalist, cookbook author, chef and cooking teacher. A full listing of awards results, photos and winners’ speeches from the ceremony can be found on www.jamesbeard.org.