Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Emeril Lagasse - 2013 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian Award Winner

Emeril Lagasse James Beard Humanitarian AwardThe James Beard Foundation announced today that Emeril Lagasse will be awarded the 2013 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Award.  The award will be given to Emeril at the James Beard Awards ceremony on May 6th, 2013 in New York City.

Emeril is receiving the award because of the work he does through his foundation, which "makes an incredible impact in communities where his restaurants operate by supporting key educational initiatives and culinary arts programs that create opportunities for children in need."

"The Emeril Lagasse Foundation has granted over $5.3 million to children’s education and culinary arts programs in New Orleans, Las Vegas, and the Gulf Coast."

Full James Beard Press Release

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