The James Beard Foundation Kicked Off Its 3rd Annual Taste America 10-City Culinary Tour

August 5, 2015
By:Joanna Fantozzi, The Daily Meal

Chef John Besh and a team of prestigious chefs will travel around the country this fall to highlight America’s gastronomic diversity 

The James Beard Foundation is hitting the road. The national nonprofit culinary organization kicked off its third annual Taste America series (in an exclusive digital media sponsorship with The Daily Meal) on August 4 at the James Beard House.

Taste America, hosted this year by New Orleans-based chef John Besh (Domenica, Johnny Sánchez), will bring celebrity and award-winning chefs to 10 different cities around the country. Each chef is paired with a city and a renowned chef in that city to create an unforgettable dinner series that highlights local cuisine, flavors, and ingredients. New cities this year include New Orleans and Minneapolis, with other stops in Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle.