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Alton Brown to host James Beard Awards in Chicago

Multiple James Beard Award–winning TV host, author, and chef Alton Brown will host the 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards and gala reception May 4 at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Brown created “Good Eats,” which he wrote, produced, and hosted on the Food Networkfor 13 years. In2011, Brown received a James Beard Award for Outstanding Television Host. He has also been featured on “Iron Chef America,” “Feasting on Asphalt,” “Feasting on Waves,” “The Next Iron Chef,” “The Next Food Network Star” and “Cutthroat Kitchen.”

Also announced today, Carla Hall, co-host of ABC’s The Chew, will host the annual James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City on April 24.