Two weeks after sending round its list of Beard Awards semi-finalists, the James Beard Foundation has just announced that Alton Brown, Wolfgang Puck, and Lidia Bastianich will host the awards ceremony on May 3. The Media & Journalism Awards, which take place the preceding evening, will be hosted by Kelly Choi and Andrew Zimmern. Awards presenters will include Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Rick Bayless, Grant Achatz, and Jean-Georges Vongericthen. The finalists will be announced March 22.
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