These honorees are chosen for their passion and impact in the food community. These awards are intended to acknowledge those individuals or institutions who have shaped the culinary scene in the city or region that hosts each IACP conference. The honorees are selected by a group of industry leaders whose primary role is to observe the food scene as a whole.
The IACP Food Photography Awards are designed to recognize excellence in photography and food styling in both commercial and editorial realms.
The IACP Cookbook Awards recognize the authors, publishers, and other contributors behind the best cookbooks published each year. The awards are divided into 16 categories and are open to members and non-members.
These awards honor works that have significantly altered the way we think about food and contributed to the field of culinary literature. Any IACP member may nominate a book for inclusion in the culinary classics.
Originally named after Bert Greene, a nationally renowned culinary columnist and author, the Food Writing awards highlight the best in food journalism, both print and digital.
IACP's Food Photography and Styling Awards began in 2015 and honor the best in both editorial/personal work and commercial work. Both members and non-members are eligible to enter these awards.
The Digital Media Awards are bestowed across nine categories of digital content, including blogs, television, video, audio, and other digital forms. Both members and non-members are eligible to enter these awards.