Congratulations to Ted Allen and Chopped on James Beard Journalism Awards

by in Events, May 5th, 2012

james beard journalism awardsFriday night while guests dined on Alex Guarnaschelli’s delicious organic chicken with 40 cloves of garlic, among other tasty courses, the food industry celebrated Food Network’s very own. The awards, which were emceed by JBF award winners Michael Symon and Martha Teichner, celebrate excellence in food media. Chopped won the award for best Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location, category and Ted Allen took home the award for best Media Personality/Host, also for Chopped.

Ted thanked the 9 judges that he works with on Chopped including Marcus Samuelsson, Marc Murphy, Amanda Freitag and Scott Conant, who were also in attendance. He said, “The judges on our show are so much a part of what our show is … these are the people that make me look smart and teach me things.” After winning his second award of the night he mused, “Having one is nice but when they clink together …”

Congratulations to all of the 2012 James Beard Award nominees and winners.

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Comments (4)

  1. M in Hawaii says:

    Hey foodnetwork, get a better web designer. It's so hard to get any information where we can make comments. On that note; congrats on such a nice award. Chopped is a great show. I only issue is "girl" contestants seem to be judged tougher.

    Watching tonight's show…my god; how much money did Penny invest into your network. She is a poor sport, she has poor character; she is very classless; and if she becomes a representative food network's future….I'm out!

  2. Jeanette says:

    I am completely turned off by Penny!! Please do not ask her back for any show!! I agree with the previous comment that she is classless!!

  3. kenneth pince says:

    enough of the chopped,cupcake war,cake war,rest. impossible. Get better programming like on the cooking channel

  4. M in Fl says:

    Its sad that Penny cant seem to understand that she has no humility. And if she thought about it, she would have gone home first had Symon not forgotten the fried okra. Even the judges said his app was the best they tasted. I'd hate to be Penny's daughter. She is gonna grow up being classless like her mom.

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