James Beard Awards - Race / Nationality, Rows 3-208
As per the scope of this research, rows 3 to 208, columns G to I of the Beard Awards 2 tab in the linked spreadsheet were verified and populated with the required chefs’ information. Column J captured all the sources used. The spreadsheet now contains the required details on the race, birthplace, clarifying notes on the chefs’ nationalities and the sources used.
METHODOLOGY AND FINDINGS
The required information on the chefs that are shortlisted in the James Beard awards roster were verified using the existing data in column G. Some data in column G have been converted to conform to the given race options. Hence, the “Caucasians” values indicated in column G have been changed to “White.” Also, since there are no European or Middle Eastern choices in the race options provided, the race classifications provided by the US Census Bureau were just used. For example, Alon Shaya from Israel’s race was inputted as “white” based on the US Census table and just noting in column I that the chef is an Israeli. For those with multiple ancestry, “multiracial” values were indicated in column I.
Also, in order to populate columns H (Nationality) and I (Notes on Nationality), some existing source sites in column J were used. However, additional research need to be done for some chefs whose required data cannot be found in the existing sources. Note that due undisclosed reasons, some chefs’ birthplace data and nationality cannot be found in any sites.
Some notable information on the chefs nationalities' that were included in the James Beard Foundation's roster are the following:
1. Most of the James Beard Foundation’s list of chef nominees and awardees covered in this research are white and were born in the United States.
2. Apart from the numerous Americans in the list, other nationality types that were indicated are the following: Chinese Irish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Israeli, British, Venezuelan, French, Japanese, Thai, Italian and multiracial.
All the data above including all the sources used are summarized in the linked spreadsheet under the tab named “Beard Awards 2.”
A quick glimpse of the data covered in this particular research shows that whites comprise the majority of the chefs' race in the James Beard Foundation’s award roster. Most of these white chefs were born in the United States. All the required data were completed for entries in rows 3 to 208, columns G to I under the "Beard Awards 2" tab in the linked spreadsheet.