#metoo and Food

#metoo and Food

The powerful #metoo movement has inspired the James Beard Foundation to take a look at its own practices. This year the foundation has encouraged judges for the coveted James Beard Awards to consider conduct when weighing the attributes of the nominees. A letter to the members of the Restaurant and Chef Awards Committee that was published in Eater said it’s time to take “meaningful steps forward to end a culture of silence and complicity that has allowed this behavior to proliferate.” Winners receive their awards in New York City on May 7.