James Beard Awards Part 3

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Beard Awards Chef Details Rows 410-446

Details of 15 chefs who were either the winner of the James Beard "Best Chef" award or nominated for the award have been compiled in this attached spreadsheet. Columns E-G has been filled in with the personal details of each chef.

methodology

Biographies, news articles, and other trusted media sources were used to determine the gender, race, and age of each chef. In instances where the age of the chef was mentioned but the year of birth was not available, the date of the publication was used to find the year of birth.

In several cases, the nationality considered in order determine the race of each chef. In instances where this information was not available, photos of the chefs were used to make an educated guess regarding the race of the individual. However, it must be noted that these are mere assumptions based on the appearance.

findings

-At least 5 of the chefs are White American.
-There are 3 European chefs from Italy, France, and Germany.
-There 1 Asian chef from Japan.
-The rest of the chefs; judged by the appearance in their photos, are Caucasian.

conclusion

The findings have been compiled in 410-446 in the attached spreadsheet.
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Beard Awards Chef Details Rows 447-496

Efforts to determine the age or race of James Beard Award winners prove that such information is largely unavailable within public domains for a few of those assigned to this request. However, exhaustive research has allowed us to make rough estimates of these details based on a number of indicators. As requested, we filled-in rows 447-496 of columns E-H within the Beard Awards 2 tab of the provided spreadsheet.

METHODOLOGY

The initial phase of our research involved identifying biographies, official websites, and press releases about each winner. Due to the scarcity of information available for a few of the winners assigned to this request, we extended the time scope of our research and included sources dated beyond 24 months ago.

BIRTHDATE
For winners that had no publicly available information about their birth dates, we prioritized finding articles which state their age. From there, we subtracted the year the article was published by the age stated in the article to find the birth date of the winner. An example of this is how an article published by New York Times back in 2015 stated that Ignacio Mattos was 35 at the time. We subtracted 35 from 2015 and found that he was born in the year 1980.

RACE
For winners that did not have any publicly available information about their race, we made assumptions based on their appearance and on additional information such as nationality when available.

CONCLUSION

As requested, we filled-in rows 447-496 of columns E-H within the Beard Awards 2 tab of the provided spreadsheet.
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Beard Awards Chef Details Rows 497-546

In order to complete the attached spreadsheet, I searched for birthdays, genders, and race information for each chef through restaurant or chef profiles, news articles or chef websites. For those that did not disclose a birth date or year, I've indicated 'N/A'. Some chefs did not have birthdates or years listed, but did list the chef's age at the time of source publication. I used the date of the article and age listed for the chef to estimate the chef's year of birth. If a race was not listed, I used attached photographs to assume race.

Jason Stanhope, Jason Wilson, Jean Marie Josselin, Jean Marie Lacroix did not have a date of birth listed. Jean Joho, Jean-Louis Palladin, Jeff Michaud, and Jennifer Jasinski, did not have a date of birth listed, but had ages that were used to estimate a birth year. The information has been updated on the attached spreadsheet for each chef.
The spreadsheet has been update with the chef information for rows 497-546 columns E-H. The age, gender, race and sources have been filled in for each entry.
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Beard Awards Chef Details Rows 547-578

The research on the Beard Awards Chefs and the findings are populated between rows 547 and 578 of the shared spreadsheet. Except for two data points on race, all the requested information is provided.

Findings

The following are a few highlights from the compiled data. The racial identities of two chefs, Jimmy Sneed and Jimmy Schmidt, is not available in the public domain. In addition, individual photos were used to assist in determining race where such information was unavailable. Therefore, it is important to note that the race of the chef is annotated based on the subjective perception of appearance from the photos found in the provided sources.

-Of the Beard Awards Chefs listed between rows 547 and 578, only two of them are Asian-Americans: Joanne Chang and Jianyun Ye.
- Most of the Beard Awards Chefs listed between rows 547 and 578 are Caucasian and Male.

- Except for one chef, Jeremy Fox, all the other Beard Award winners/nominees were born before 1970.

CONCLUSION

American Caucasians dominate the list of the Beard Award Chefs. Except for two missing data points on racial identity, all the compiled information is found and is detailed in the attached spreadsheet.
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Beard Awards Chef Details Rows 579-623

Our research team has recorded the age, gender and race/nationality of the 15 Chefs in rows 579-623 of the James Beard Award Winners Spreadsheet.

Spreadsheet Information Summary

All the chefs that we researched were male. Ten of the chefs are Caucasian and five are Hispanic and Spanish. We Were able to record the birth year of every chef excluding John Fleer, Johnny Clark and Joseba Jimenez de Jimenez.

Triangulations

We have triangulated information & made the following assumptions:

The year of birth for John Currence was triangulated by subtracting the age he was in 2017 (52) from the year it was recorded (2017). 2017 minus 52 determines his birth year as 1965.

We have made the assumption that John Harris is Italian based on a description about him in an article. The statement made referred to his Italian mother's kitchen.

We have triangulated the year of birth for Johnny Monis by subtracting his age in 2004 (24) from the year it has been recorded (2004). 2004 minus 24 indicates that he was born in 1980.

Conclusion

Our research results regarding the age, gender and race of fifteen specified chefs has been recorded in this spreadsheet.

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Beard Awards Chef Details Rows 624-676

As requested, I have filled-out all relevant information for Rows 624 -676, columns E -H in the attached spreadsheet. All sources are listed below and provided in Column H.

To ensure that accurate information regarding the chefs' age, gender and race was provided, we searched for articles from well-known publications, the chefs personal websites or the websites of the restaurants they own or work for. In some cases the year of birth is estimated based on the chef's age and the year of publication of the source. In addition, individual photos were used to assist in determining race where such information was unavailable. Therefore, it is important to note that in most cases, the race of the chef is annotated based on the subjective perception of appearance from the photos found in the provided sources. Additionally, Chef Judy Rodgers was born in 1956 and died in 2013. The year of birth could not be determined from Chef Julian Serrano or Chef Karen Barker.
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Beard Awards Chef Details Rows 677-723

I have found details on 15 chefs listed in the spreadsheet such as age (year of birth), gender and race. In order to find this information I have searched for information through chef profiles (such as of Great Chef), social media profiles, news articles, and chef websites. Where information was unavailable online for the chefs' age or birthday I put 'Unknown" in the cell.

In some cases I estimated the birth years of the chefs using information such as high school graduation year. All estimations are discussed below:

— This source tells us that Koren's age has not been unveiled. There are some sources that say she was born on November 4, 1971. However, none of these are reputable sources. For this reason I have entered "Undisclosed (1970's)" into Koren's age cell in the spreadsheet.

— There is no age data available for Krista Kern Desjarlais. However, she graduated from high school in 1984. This would mean that she was probably 18 in 1984, and therefore born in 1976.

— Lee Hefter was 31 in 1998, that means he was born in 1967.

Wolen was 33 last year, meaning that he was born in 1984.

— Lenny Russo attended college between 1976-1981. As there is no other age related information available on Lenny, we can use this information to estimate his age. If Lenny attended college straight from high school then he would have been 18 in 1976, meaning that he was born in 1958.

— There is no age data available on Linton Hopkins. However, we know he went to college between the years of 1985-1992. If he was 18 when he went to college then this would mean he was born in 1967.

CONCLUSION

To sum up, I have completed rows 677-723, columns E-H of the spreadsheet, with data on chefs age, gender and race.
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Beard Awards Chef Details Rows 724-764

Overview

As requested, I have filled the relevant information in rows 724-764 of "Beard Awards 2" tab of the attached spreadsheet.
I used the search function of the James Beard website to identify both nominees and winners, and determine the region and type of award. I then searched for birth date or year of birth, gender, and race through chef profiles, biography, news articles, or chef websites. For many chefs listed in the spreadsheet, I was unable to locate a birth date or year. So, I put an 'N/A' in the box. Some chefs did not have date or year listed but listed the chef's age at the time the article was written. I used the date of the article and age listed for the chef to estimate the chef's year of birth. It was not possible to find statements about the race of most of the chefs in industry articles, bios, or interviews. Therefore, I made assumptions based on photos and other relevant information. I used the same tactic to identify gender, while also scanning the articles and interviews to check how the person is referred to.

CONCLUSION

The spreadsheet has been updated with the chef information for rows 724-764. The region, nominee or winner, age, gender, race, and sources have been filled in for each entry. The spreadsheet can be accessed here. 
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Beard Awards Chef Details Rows 765-805

The profiles in terms of age, gender and race have been identified for the following James Beard awardees and/or nominees: Mark Baker, Mark Furstenberg, Mark Gaier, Mark Kiffin, Mark Ladner, Mark Militello, Mark Miller, Mark Peel, Mark Tarbell, Martin Rios, Mary Milliken, Masa Miyake, Matt Dillon, Matt Jennings, Matt Molina.

Below is an overview and an explanation of some assumptions made.

AGe

Date of birth and/or age for most of the chefs is not mentioned in their biographies and other articles. Mark Miller, Mary Milliken and Matt Dillon were the only ones whose dates of birth were specified.

Calculations were made for Mark Furstenberg, Mark Militello, Mark Tarbell and Matt Molina. According to an article dated January 20, 2015, Mark Furstenberg was 76 years old at the time of writing. Subtracting 76 from 2015 means that he may have been born in 1939. An article published on March 03, 2012 mentioned that Mark Militello is an award-winning 46-year-old chef which pegs his year of birth in 1966. As for Mark Tarbell, a piece from the Phoenix New Times says that he was only 23 years old when he became beverage director at The Boulders. Further research led me to his LinkedIn profile which indicates that he became the director at The Boulder on August 1986. If he was 23 in 1986, he would have been born around 1963. Finally, Matt Molina's birth year was calculated based on an article published in February 4, 2015, revealing that he was 36 years old at the time. This means his year of birth would have been 1979.

GENDER

Aside from Mary Milliken, all the chefs listed above are male.

RACE

The James Beard awardees and nominees listed above are mostly Caucasians and Americans. Masa Miyake is Asian ,while Martin Rios is Hispanic. Matt Molina's race was tagged as "undetermined" because although he was raised in San Gabriel, there is a possibility that he is multi-racial or of Hispanic-American descent based on his surname.

CONCLUSION

Rows 765-805, columns E-H of the spreadsheet titled "James Beard Award Winners" have been updated with each chef's age/year of birth, gender, race and sources used.
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Beard Awards Chef Details Rows 806-856

Overview

As requested, I have filled the relevant information in rows 806–856 of "Beard Awards 2" tab of the attached spreadsheet.

I used the James Beard Search tool to find the region and award type whether the chef was a winner or nominee for each year provided on the spreadsheet. I then searched for birth date or year of birth, gender, and race through chef profiles, biography, news articles, or chef websites. For some chefs listed in the spreadsheet, I was unable to locate a birth date or year. So, I put an 'N/A' in the box. Some chefs did not have date or year listed but listed the chef's age at the time the article was written. I used the date of the article and age listed for the chef to estimate the chef's year of birth. If a race was not listed, I used attached photographs or other details to determine race. In cases, where I could not determine the race, I entered 'undisclosed' as instructed.

Conclusion

The spreadsheet has been updated with the chef information for rows 806–856. The region, nominee or winner, age, gender, race, and sources have been filled in for each entry. The spreadsheet can be accessed here. 

Sources
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