In 1978, a group of cooking school owners and instructors, including Bill Rice and Nathalie Dupree, came together for mutual professional support. They created the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals), with the mission to empower, educate, and engage culinary professionals around the globe. In the process, they laid a foundation for food culture in America and beyond. Early members included Julia Child, Jacques Pépin, and Anne Willan, among many others.
The IACP’s awards are among the most prestigious and coveted in the food industry, as they have worked hard to make them the most transparent, diverse, and meaningful food awards, using an Awards Advisory board, committee chairman, and a very respected group of judges, all of whom remain anonymous; no one affiliated with IACP board, staff, or judges can enter or vote.
This year Pati Jinich is nominated in the categories for Culinary Television Series (Pati’s Mexican Table) and Individual Video Online Series (#MustEat). The winners will be announced at the IACP Annual Conference, March 28, 2020 in Pittsburgh.
Read the full list of nominees here.