New York, NY, April 05, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- French porcelain manufacturer Bernardaud hosts a unique signing and reception to salute the James Beard Foundation release of “The Best of the Best: A 25th Anniversary Celebration of America’s Outstanding Chefs.” Chef Daniel Boulud, a recipient of three James Beard Foundation awards, will be Bernardaud’s special guest at the signing. Bernardaud is proud to salute the James Beard Foundation and its award winning chefs for their accomplishments and commitment to upholding culinary excellence.
Established in 1986, the James Beard Foundation celebrates, preserves and nurtures excellence and diversity in America’s culinary heritage. “The Best of the Best” commemorates the Foundation’s 25th year anniversary in a volume that contains stunning photographs of the 21 Outstanding Chefs who between 1991 and 2010 received its award. The prestigious honor is given in recognition of “a working chef in America whose career has set national industry standards and who has served as an inspiration to other food professionals.” It is among the most highly coveted awards among professional chefs in the United States.
James Beard, a teacher and cookbook author with an encyclopedic knowledge of food, was a champion of American cuisine who helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts. The Beard Foundation upholds his legacy through the administration of diverse educational programs, scholarships and food service awards. The historic James Beard House in New York serves as a “performance space” for visiting chefs.
Daniel Boulud is one of the nation’s preeminent culinary authorities and among the most revered chefs in New York. A native of Lyon, France he is best known for the eponymous DANIEL: the renowned three-star Michelin Relais & Chateaux restaurant. Among his New York properties are DBGB Kitchen and Bar, db Bistro Moderne and Epicerie Boulud as well as restaurants in London, Singapore, and Beijing. Chef Boulud is the beneficiary of three James Beard Foundation awards including Outstanding Chef and Outstanding Restaurateur. He holds the title of Chevalier de La Legion d’Honneur from the French government in recognition of his excellence in gastronomy. Boulud is a board member and generous supporter of CityMeals on Wheels as well as co-founder and Chairman of the Bocuse d’Or USA Foundation.
Founded in 1863, Bernardaud is the premier manufacturer of fine Limoges porcelain and proudly benefits from five generations of familial leadership. The company creates hotel and restaurant collections that bear in mind the operational constraints of luxury hotel and restaurants. The hallmark of Bernardaud is its commitment that every hotel and restaurant product is made to exacting quality standards that offer unmatched durability and creativity in design. Bernardaud recurrently partners with artists, designers, and chefs in the production of hospitality collections that are imbued with unrivaled beauty and luminosity. The company specializes in custom-order services and its collections are used by top-tier hotel and restaurant properties throughout the world.
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