Icons in the Making: The Iconoclast Dinner Experience Is a Delicious Opportunity for Guests and Chefs

Guests of the Iconoclast Dinner Experience who assemble at the James Beard House in New York City on Saturday are in for an incomparable experience. It’s the experience that culinary enthusiast and founder Lezli Levene Harvell envisioned when considering what—and who—was missing from the ultraexclusive foodie…

The Sweet Taste of Victory: Inclusion Won Big at This Year’s James Beard Awards

It was a landmark year for inclusivity at the prestigious 2018 James Beard Awards—long considered the “Oscars of the food world”—which took place at the Lyric Opera in Chicago Monday night. This year’s nominees included 24 female chefs (out of 61 total nominations), making 2018 the biggest year for women in the…

This Is How We Do It: The 2018 Iconoclast Dinner Experience Kicks Off With an All-Star Bash in Chicago

We got hot sauce in our bags (swag). No, seriously: There was actual hot sauce in the swag bags handed out to VIPs at last Saturday’s kickoff event for the Iconoclast Dinner Experience in Chicago, the IDE All-Star Bash. Hosted by chef Edouardo Jordan, twice nominated for this year’s James Beard Awards, the…