Relola Partners with James Beard Foundation to Showcase 2019 Restaurant and Chef Finalists

New York, NY, March 30, 2019 --( Relola, the leading provider of location-based enterprise solutions that allow organizations to own and broadcast organic content, today announced its support of the 29th annual James Beard Awards with the launch of the Relola interactive map of restaurant and chef finalists.

“Our finalists represent a tremendous collection of culinary talent and destinations from all corners of the U.S.,” said Kris Moon, James Beard Foundation Chief Operating Officer. “We first partnered with Relola on the Semifinalists map that showcased more than 470 semifinalists, allowing our members to browse photographs by location and category, and bringing the collection to life like never before.”

“Excited by the engagement with the Relola map that we saw on the website,” continued Moon, “it was a no-brainer to do the same for the announcement of our esteemed group of 117 nominees.”

“Relola is excited to support the James Beard Foundation. We admire their dedication to celebrating the culinary arts and those who work with passion to bring beauty to the table,” said Heather Sittig, CEO of Relola. "It is a wonderful experience to explore the restaurants across the country that have been selected. When I am traveling around the country, I go to the James Beard channel on my Relola app to see which JBF restaurants are nearby so I can be sure to have an incredible dining experience.”

The James Beard map powered by Relola can be accessed at

About Relola:
Recognized by CNBC’s 2018 list of up-and-coming companies, Relola is a provider of location-based enterprise solutions that enable organizations to own and broadcast organic content generated by their networks. Relola integrates seamlessly into pre-existing websites and mobile apps, allowing organizations and their followers to create private social networks around geotagged content. Selected as social media disruptor at Asia’s premier innovation event TechCrunch Tokyo, the Relola application is available in English and, as of November 2018, in Japanese. For more information, please visit and follow @relolaworld on Twitter.

About the James Beard Foundation:
The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to promote good food for good™. For more than 30 years, the James Beard Foundation has highlighted the centrality of food culture in our daily lives. Through the James Beard Awards, unique dining experiences at the James Beard House and around the country, scholarships, hands-on learning, and a variety of industry programs that educate and empower leaders in our community, the Foundation has built a platform for chefs and asserted the power of gastronomy to drive behavior, culture, and policy change around food. To that end, the Foundation has also created signature impact-oriented initiatives that include our Women’s Leadership Programs, aimed at addressing the gender imbalance in the culinary industry; advocacy training through our Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change; and the James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards, which shine a spotlight on successful change makers. The organization is committed to giving chefs and their colleagues a voice and the tools they need to make the world more sustainable, equitable, and delicious for everyone. For more information, please visit and follow @beardfoundation on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Evan Marquit