Congratulations to the 2021 finalists for the IACP Awards.

We will announce the winners at the IACP Annual Conference, Saturday October 23 in Birmingham, AL.

To download a copy of the full press release click here.

On Monday June 28, the International Association of Culinary Professionals announced the finalists of the prestigious IACP awards on their website. Winners will be announced at its annual conference on Saturday, October 23 in Birmingham, AL. This year’s conference will feature events and programming on the campus of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark and The Market at Pepper Place.

The Executive Awards Committee and Subcommittees led by IACP’s former co-director, Paola Briseño-González, updated policies and procedures this year to continue to enhance the rigor of the awards program and maintain its position as one of the most prestigious in the industry. These changes included increasing transparent processes and stringent ethical rules. The organization also continued efforts to make the awards more accessible by offering a free entry period for digital categories, food writing, food photography and styling, as well as reduced entry fees in the cookbook award program.

The IACP Awards continued its partnership with The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts to provide free entries into the IACP Julia Child First Book Award and award $5,000 to the author of a first cookbook. Our hope is that these efforts make the awards more accessible, and increase the diversity of the pool of candidates.

This year, IACP launched a new award category: best newsletter in the digital media award program led by chair Meesha Halm. The organization also updated the Narrative Beverage and Narrative Food Writing categories in the food writing award program chaired by food critic Patric Kuh. The food photography and styling program was overseen by an impressive group of judges led by acclaimed food photographer Con Poulos. The cookbook category was chaired by Chandra Ram who oversaw submissions in fifteen different categories from an incredibly diverse group of cookbook authors. Chandra was helped by her dedicated team of Super Judges, Hal B. Klein, Jacqui Pressinger, Julia Skinner, Cheryl Slocum, and Stephanie Swane.

The winners of the 2021 IACP Awards will be announced during the annual conference on Saturday, October 23 in Birmingham, AL. For more information, to purchase conference passes, and for a schedule and roster of conference speakers, please visit the conference website and sign up to IACP’s newsletter for updates.

Follow IACP on Twitter at @iacpculinary, on Instagram at @iacppix, and on Facebook for conference updates. The conference hashtags are #IACPConference and #IACPBirmingham

COOKBOOK AWARDS

To purchase cookbooks, please consider one of the following independent booksellers:

Omnivore Books, Kitchen Arts and Letters, Powell’s, and Now Serving.

American

Fix It with Food: More Than 125 Recipes to Address Autoimmune Issues and Inflammation

Michael Symon and Douglas Trattner, Authors

Raquel Pelzel, Editor

Clarkson Potter

Mosquito Supper Club

Melissa Martin, Author

Judy Pray, Editor

Artisan Books

The Phoenicia Diner Cookbook: Dishes and Dispatches from the Catskill Mountains

Mike Cioffi, Chris Bradley and Sara B. Franklin, Authors

Jennifer Sit, Editor

Clarkson Potter

Baking Sweet & Savory, Confections and Desserts

Baking at the 20th Century Cafe: Iconic European Desserts from Linzer Torte to Honey Cake

Michelle Polzine, Author

Judy Pray, Editor

Artisan Books

Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence

Claire Saffitz, Author

Raquel Pelzel, Editor

Clarkson Potter

Snacking Cakes: Simple Treats for Anytime Cravings

Yossy Arefi, Author

Jennifer Sit, Editor

Clarkson Potter

Chefs & Restaurants

Baking at the 20th Century Cafe: Iconic European Desserts from Linzer Torte to Honey Cake

Michelle Polzine, Author

Judy Pray, Editor

Artisan Books

Chasing Flavor: Techniques and Recipes to Cook Fearlessly

Dan Kluger, Author

Deb Brody and Sarah Kwak, Editors

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Jikoni

Ravinder Bhogal, Author

Rowan Yapp, Editor

Bloomsbury Publishing

Children, Youth & Family

How to Cook: Building Blocks and 100 Simple Recipes for a Lifetime of Meals

Hugh Acheson, Author

Francis Lam, Editor

Clarkson Potter

Kid in the Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Tips for Young Home Cooks

Melissa Clark; Daniel Gercke, Authors

Doris Cooper, Editor

Clarkson Potter

The Complete DIY Cookbook for Young Chefs

America’s Test Kitchen, Authors

The Editors at America’s Test Kitchen Kids

America’s Test Kitchen

Culinary Travel

Beyond the North Wind: Russia in Recipes and Lore

Darra Goldstein, Author

Emma Rudolph, Editor

Ten Speed Press

Chaat: Recipes from the Kitchens, Markets, and Railways of India

Maneet Chauhan; Jody Eddy, Authors

Raquel Pelzel, Editor

Clarkson Potter

In Bibi’s Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean

Hawa Hassan; Julia Turshen, Authors

Dervla Kelly, Editor

Ten Speed Press

Food Issues & Matters

How To Eat: All Your Food and Diet Questions Answered

Mark Bittman and David Katz, Authors

Stephanie Fletcher, Editor

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Ethical Meat Handbook, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition: From sourcing to butchery, mindful meat eating for the modern omnivore

Meredith Leigh, Author

New Society Publishers

The Secret Life of Groceries The Dark Miracle of the American Supermarket

Benjamin Lorr, Author

Lauren Appleton, Editor

Avery, an imprint Penguin Random House

Food Photography & Styling

Falastin

Sami Tamimi; Tara Wigley, Authors

Jenny Zarins, Photographer

Lorena Jones, Editor

Ten Speed Press

Open Kitchen: Inspired Food for Casual Gatherings

Susan Spungen, Author

Gentl and Hyers, Photographers

Susan Spungen, Stylist

Lucia Watson, Editor

Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House

The Flavor Equation: The Science of Great Cooking Explained + More Than 100 Essential Recipes

Nik Sharma, Author

Nik Sharma, Photographer

Nik Sharma, Stylist

Sarah Billingsley, Editor

Chronicle Books

General

Meat Illustrated A Foolproof Guide to Understanding and Cooking with Cuts of All Kinds

America’s Test Kitchen, Authors

America’s Test Kitchen, Editors

America’s Test Kitchen

Ottolenghi Flavor

Yotam Ottolenghi; Ixta Belfrage; Tara Wigley, Authors

Lorena Jones and Emma Rudolph, Editors

Ten Speed Press

The Flavor Equation: The Science of Great Cooking Explained + More Than 100 Essential Recipes

Nik Sharma, Author

Sarah Billingsley, Editor

Chronicle Books

Health & Nutrition

Oh She Glows for Dinner: Nourishing Plant-Based Meals to Keep You Glowing

Angela Liddon, Author

Lucia Watson, Editor

Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House

The Complete Plant Based Cookbook- 500 Inspired, Flexible Recipes for Eating Well Without Meat

America’s Test Kitchen, Authors

The Editors at America’s Test Kitchen

America’s Test Kitchen

Vegetable Kingdom The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes

Bryant Terry, Author

Kelly Snowden, Editor

Ten Speed Press

International

Beyond the North Wind: Russia in Recipes and Lore

Darra Goldstein, Author

Emma Rudolph, Editor

Ten Speed Press

In Bibi’s Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean

Hawa Hassan; Julia Turshen, Authors

Dervla Kelly, Editor

Ten Speed Press

Kiin: Recipes and Stories from Northern Thailand

Nuit Regular, Author

Andrea Magyar, Editor

Penguin Canada

Literary or Historical Food Writing

Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America

Marcia Chatelain, Author

Daniel Gerstle, Editor

Liveright Publishing (W. W. Norton & Company)

The Planter of Modern Life: Louis Bromfield and the Seeds of a Food Revolution

Stephen Heyman, Author

Alane Mason, Editor

  1. W. Norton & Company

The Roads to Rome

Jarrett Wrisley; Paolo Vitaletti, Authors

Francis Lam, Editor

Clarkson Potter

Self-Published

Baking With Licker: Home Baking With Asian Accents

Jason Licker; Jason Spotts, Authors

Jason Spotts, Editor

Transcontinental Printing Inc.

CO Specs: Recipes & Histories of Classic Cocktails

Cas Oh, Author

Sophie Cross, Editor

Cazerac Ltd

One Loaf at a Time/One Bowl at a Time: The Recipes that Brought Us Together While We Remained Apart During COVID-19

CJ Katz, Author

Ruth Katz, Editor

CJ Katz

Single Subject

Foolproof Fish Modern Recipes for Everyone, Everywhere

America’s Test Kitchen, Authors

America’s Test Kitchen, Editors

America’s Test Kitchen

It Starts with Fruit: Simple Techniques and Delicious Recipes for Jams, Marmalades, and Preserves

Jordan Champagne, Author

Deanne Katz, Editor

Chronicle Books

The Chicken Soup Manifesto: Recipes from around the world

Jenn Louis, Author

Jane Willson, Editor

Hardie Grant

Wine, Beer or Spirits

Drinking French The Iconic Cocktails, Apéritifs, and Café Traditions of France, with 160 Recipes

David Lebovitz, Author

Julie Bennett, Editor

Ten Speed Press

Shake Strain Done: Craft Cocktails at Home

J.M. Hirsch, Author

Michael Szczerban, Editor

Little, Brown & Company/Voracious

Spirits of Latin America A Celebration of Culture & Cocktails, with 100 Recipes from Leyenda & Beyond

Ivy Mix, Author

Dervla Kelly, Editor

Ten Speed Press

The IACP Julia Child First Book Award, Presented By The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts

Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence

Claire Saffitz, Author

Raquel Pelzel, Editor

Clarkson Potter

It Starts with Fruit: Simple Techniques and Delicious Recipes for Jams, Marmalades, and Preserves

Jordan Champagne, Author

Deanne Katz, Editor

Chronicle Books

Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou

Melissa Martin, Author

Judy Pray, Editor

Artisan Books

The Book of The Year will be announced during IACP’s Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 23 in Birmingham, AL.

DIGITAL MEDIA AWARDS

Corporate Food Instagram Account

Food52

Food52

https://www.instagram.com/food52/

Food and Wine

Meg Clark and Caroline Schnapp

https://www.instagram.com/foodandwine

King Arthur Baking

Ben Rapson, Annabelle Nicholson

https://www.instagram.com/kingarthurbaking

LA Times Food

Los Angeles Times Food Staff

https://www.instagram.com/latimesfood/

Milk Street Kitchen

Christopher Kimball, Alison Spiegel

https://www.instagram.com/177milkstreet/

Individual Instagram Account

Anna Voloshyna

@annavoloshynacooks

Brad A. Johnson

@bradajohnson

Jake Cohen

@jakecohen

Corporate Online Video Series

CIVIL EATS TV

Naomi Starkman, Judy Starkman, and Bill Lagattuta

Civil Eats and Mizzica Films

Food52 / Bake It Up a Notch with Erin McDowell

Erin Jeanne McDowell

Gabriella Mangino (Director / Executive Producer), Fakiri Malik (DP), Josh Dion (Editor)

Food52 / Sweet Heat with Rick Martinez

Rick Martinez (Host), Gabriella Mangino (Director/EP), Wonbo Woo (Director), Faki Malik (DP), Josh Dion (Editor), Misael (Camera)

Individual Online Video Series

Coronavirus: Chinatown Stories

Grace Young and Dan Ahn in collaboration with Poster House

Poster House Chinatown Stories

https://posterhouse.org/special-project/corona-virus-chinatown-stories/

Jacques Pépin Cooking at Home

Jacques Pépin / Jacques Pépin Foundation, Creator

Claudine Pépin, Producer

https://jp.foundation/video-series/jacques-at-home-2020

The Dining Traveler Cooking Series

Jessica van Dop DeJesus, Creator

Audrey Wong, Video Editor

diningtraveler.com

Individual Food Blog

Diversivore

Sean Bromilow

Diversivore.com

The Global Carinderia

Jennifer Fergesen

globalcarinderia.com

The Hungry Hutch

Aaron Hutcherson

Thehungryhutch.com

Newsletter* New award category

Somewhere South Newsletter

Andrea Weigl, Shirlette Ammons, Victoria Bouloubasis

PBS

Voraciously’s Essential Cookbooks

Charlotte Druckman with Matt Brooks and Amanda Soto

The Washington Post

Wordloaf, A Breaducational Newsletter

Andrew Janjigian

Wordloaf

Podcast Series

Proof

Bridget Lancaster and Kaitlin Keleher

America’s Test Kitchen

Talking With My Mouth Full

David Leite and Renee Schettler

Talking With My Mouth Full

The Sporkful

Dan Pashman

The Sporkful

Radio Show

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio

Melissa Baldino, Executive Producer | Annie Sinsabaugh, Co-Executive Producer | Jackie Noack, Associate Producer | Sarah Clapp, Production Assistant | Melissa Allison, Senior Audio Editor | Jay Allison, Audio Mixing

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street

NPR’s Here and Now

Kathy Gunst

NPR

The Splendid Table

Francis Lam, Host

Sally Swift, Managing Producer and Co-creator

American Public Media

Culinary Television Series

Food52 / Bake It Up a Notch with Erin McDowell

Erin Jeanne McDowell

Gabriella Mangino (Director / Executive Producer), Fakiri Malik (DP), Josh Dion (Editor)

Food52 / Sweet Heat with Rick Martinez

Rick Martinez (Host), Gabriella Mangino (Director/EP), Wonbo Woo (Director), Faki Malik (DP), Josh Dion (Editor), Misael (Camera)

Somewhere South

Vivian Howard and Cynthia Hill

Culinary Recipe Website

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street

Christopher Kimball

177milkstreet.com

Food & Wine Digital

Ryan Grim

Foodandwine.com

King Arthur Baking Company Recipe Site

King Arthur Recipe Team

kingarthurbaking.com/recipes

FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING

Best Commercial Food or Beverage Photograph

Crispy Cheesy Pan Pizza

Kristin Teig, Photographer

King Arthur Baking Company

Peanut Butter Sundae Bar

Mai Takenaka, Photographer

Peanut Butter & Co.

Tea Infuser

Amy Roth, Photographer

Greenwood Lake Roasters

Best Editorial/Personal Food Photograph

Longoven; Soy-dried Grilled Pigeon

Steve Legato, Photographer

Art Culinaire

Oyster Mushrooms

Mark Boughton, Photographer

Food As Art

Perfect Dumpling

Jenny Huang, Photographer

Xi’an Famous Foods Cookbook

Sardines Party

Yessica Duque, Photographer

Best Food Styling in an Editorial/Personal Food Photograph

Bagel Time

Mai Takenaka, Stylist

Peanut Butter & Co.

Cheeseburger

Liz Neily, Stylist

King Arthur Baking Company Catalog

Gluten-Free Chocolate Mousse Cake with Raspberries

Liz Neily, Stylist

King Arthur Baking Company Recipe Site

Best Food Styling in a Commercial Food Photograph

Epic Mashed Potatoes

Kelsey Bulat, Stylist

Allrecipes Magazine

Floral Food

Paul Grimes, Stylist

Allrecipes Magazine

Triple Chocolate Caramel Truffle Pie

Erin Jeanne McDowell, Stylist

The Book on Pie

FOOD WRITING

Beverage-Focused Column

Bottle Service

Ray Isle

Food & Wine

Free Pour With Evan Rail

Evan Rail

VinePair

Spirits

M. Carrie Allan

The Washington Post

Recipe-Focused Column

Cutting Class

Kathleen Squires

Wall Street Journal

How to Boil Water

Genevieve Ko

Los Angeles Times

Know Your Chicken

Cathy Erway

TASTE

Culinary Travel Writing

A ‘Forgotten Holocaust’ Is Missing From Indian Food Stories

Sharanya Deepak

Gastro Obscura

A Thousand Fields of Grain; Eating in Xi’an, Where Wheat and Lamb Speak to China’s Varied Palate

Ligaya Mishan

T: The New York Times Style Magazine

Unearthing Oregon’s Hidden Bounty

Rowan Jacobsen

EatingWell

Food Section of a Magazine, Circulation Over 500,000

Handbook

Mary-Frances Heck

Food & Wine

Mediterranean, Simplify Your Life, and 30th Anniversary

Jessie Price, Editor-in-Chief

Eating Well

Midwest Living Food Editorial

Hannah Agran, Executive Editor

Midwest Living

Narrative Beverage Writing With Recipes

Best Practices – The Irish Coffee Is a Classic Cocktail. Treat It Like One

Tim McKirdy

VinePair

My Parents’ Coquito Always Brings Me Home

Jessica van Dop DeJesus

Eating Well

This cocktail can keep you warm around the fire pit — and you can make it there, too

M. Carrie Allan

The Washington Post

Narrative Beverage Writing Without Recipes

Climate Change Is Rapidly Altering Wine As We Know It

Sarah E. Daniels

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Critic’s Choice

Rick Nelson

Star Tribune Taste section

Manly Men Versus Vodka Sodas: The Gender Baggage of Booze

Emily Saladino

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Montana’s Great Lost Barman

Robert Simonson

Punch

Narrative Food Writing With Recipes

Meet the friar who combined flour and faith to win the ‘Great American Baking Show’

Becky Krystal

The Washington Post

The Secret Society of Marmalade Makers

Leslie Pariseau

TASTE

Turkeys Truly Worth Celebrating

Kathleen Squires

The Wall Street Journal

Narrative Food Writing Without Recipes

Cultivating Better Health

Michael Behar

EatingWell with Successful Farming

Palestine and the West Bank Agricultural Struggle

Marianne Dhenin

Life & Thyme

The Chef Restoring Appalachia’s World-Class Food Culture

Eric Wallace

Gastro Obscura

Where The Demise of the Drive-Thru Signals Revitalization

Kathleen Squires

Heated

Personal Essays/Memoir Writing

How I learned to stop worrying and love my Asian Glow

Lucas Kwan Peterson

Los Angeles Times

How to Gut a Fish in the Dark

Will Matsuda

TASTE

Stirring: Three writers on the intersection between food and love—and why being in the kitchen just makes life better

Gabrielle Hamilton, Adam Dolge, Summer Miller

EatingWell

Why we cook when the world doesn’t make sense

Reem Kassis

LA Times

Restaurant Criticism/Review

Commentary on restaurants

Lucas Kwan Peterson

Los Angeles Times

Restaurant Reviews

Tom Sietsema

The Washington Post

Reviews by Bill Addison

Bill Addison

Los Angeles Times

TRAILBLAZER AWARDS AND CULINARY CLASSICS

The winner will be announced during IACP’s Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 23, 2021 in Birmingham, AL.