James Beard Awards Part 4

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James Beard Awards Chef Details Rows 857-896

There are nine male chefs and six female chefs within the rows of 857-896 on the James Beard Award winners and nominees spreadsheet. The majority of the chefs in this section are Caucasian with only one Asian male. The information has been updated on the attached spreadsheet for each chef.

To complete the spreadsheet, I searched for birthdays through restaurant or chef profiles, news articles, or chef websites. For the chefs I was unable to locate a birth date or year for, I put an 'N/A' in the box. Some chefs did not have dates or years 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. Some of the articles are older but provided the information needed to triangulate an estimated birth year. If a race was not listed, I used attached photographs to assume race. Pictures and appropriate pronouns helped to determine gender.

The spreadsheet has been update with the chef information for rows 857-896 columns E-H. The age, gender, race and sources have been filled in for each entry on the spreadsheet.
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James Beard Awards Chef Details Rows 897-925

OVERVIEW
As requested, I have completed rows 897-925, columns E-H in the spreadsheet attached Beard Awards spreadsheet. Except for the data points referenced in the methodology section, all requested information has been provided.

METHODOLOGY
Information was located using news articles, chefs websites, biographies and profiles. Racial profiles were not readily available on many of the subjects, and pictures were used to subjectively determine race when sources did not provide the information. Some sources are older than two years based on the age of the chef and lack of recent articles. Birth dates of some chefs were calculated using ages in articles when birth year was not readily available.

FINDINGS
The majority of nominees and winners were Caucasian males. Patrick Clark was the only African American chef while Nina Compton and Oliver Saucy were assumed to be multiracial. Nobuo Fukuda is Asian while Odetta Fada, Paul Bertolli, and Paul Bartolotta are Italian. Information regarding ages of several chefs was not available, but of those available most were born in the '70's or earlier.

CONCLUSION
Caucasian males are the majority in nominees and winners of the Beard Awards in the specified columns. Other than previously mentioned data points, all findings have been compiled in the spreadsheet. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BIiOkhid-vK8bj1co2bneWMM3UfPpMsoUrCQ_vuzJEw/edit#gid=2000434837

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James Beard Awards Chef Details Rows 926-966

As requested, I have filled the relevant information in rows 926–966 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 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 wasn't 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. For each chef, I did a press search to confirm that there's nothing to contradict my assumptions. 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 926–966. 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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James Beard Awards Chef Details Rows 967-1000

In completing the spreadsheet, we searched for birthdays, genders, and race through restaurant or chef profiles, 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 dates or years 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 and ethnicity (when applicable) to assume race unless there was no photograph listed. In this case, I entered 'undisclosed' as instructed.
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.

CONCLUSION

As requested, I have filled the relevant information in rows 967-1000 of "Beard Awards 2" tab of the attached spreadsheet.

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James Beard Awards Chef Details Rows 1001-1046

This write up was focused on provided information regarding the age, gender, and race of the nominees and winners of the James Beard Award for Best Chef. This specific write up focused on rows 1001 to 1046 of the attached spreadsheet.

Of the data that was used to fill these rows of the spreadsheet (rows 1,001 to 1,046), the vast majority of the winners and nominees of the James Beard Award for Best Chef were Caucasian, male, and over the age of 50, with most of their ages falling between 50 years of age and 65 years of age. There were a few sporadic winners that did not fall into these major categories, such as Roy Yamaguchi, who is Asian American, Roland Liccioni, who is Asian American, Sam Choy, who is Hawaiian, as well as Roxsand Scocos and Rosa Rajkovic who are both women.
Detailed information can be found within rows 1001 and 1046 of the attached spreadsheet, which can be found listed in the sources.

Methodology

All information was first searched for within the official website for the James Beard Foundation, which provided us with the majority of the needed information. Other information was searched for by first looking for biographies of each of the listed nominees and/or winners. Then, if biographies could not be found, a general Google search was conducted regarding each nominee and/or winner and links were followed relating to each person. If a column reads "N/A", please take that as an indication that we have exhausted our search for said information and that the required information could not be triangulated.

Conclusion

This write up is specifically dealing with rows 1,001 to 1,046 of the attached spreadsheet, which can be found within the sources. Of the nominees and winners covered within this particular write up, only a few stood out as unique, being of Asian descent, being Hawaiian, or being female, while the remainder of the nominees and winners all fell within the categories of Caucasian, male, and over the age of 50.
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James Beard Awards Chef Details Rows 1047-1085

As requested, I have filled the relevant information in rows 1047-1085 of "Beard Awards 2" tab of the attached spreadsheet.

Methodology

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, media 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. 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 1047-1085. 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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James Beard Awards Chef Details Rows 1086-1115

Columns E-G of the attached spreadsheet are populated with the year of birth, gender, and race of the chefs listed in rows 1086-1115 of the Beard Awards 2 tab. All the sources used in determining these details are shown in column H.

To ensure the correct identification of these details, the information regarding the chefs' respective restaurants and locations was searched. 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 the race of the chef is annotated based on the subjective perception of appearance from the photos found in the provided sources.
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James Beard Awards Chef Details Rows 1116-1164

A vast majority of chefs provided in rows 1116-1164 of the attached spreadsheet is male and Caucasian. This group includes Tandy Wilson, Terence Feury, Terrance Brennan, Thierry Rautureau, Thomas Keller, Tim Cushman, and several others. Susanna Foo, born in 1943, is female and Asian. Takashi Yagihashi, is male and Asian. Suzanne Goin and Tamara Murphy, are both Caucasian females. Thomas Keller and Suzanne Goin were acknowledged for their work in California, while Susanna Foo and Terence Feury, for their restaurants in the Mid-Atlantic region. Apart from Susanna Foo, all of the chefs for whom date of birth was available, were born in the 1950s and 1960s. I filled rows 1116-1164 of the attached spreadsheet with the requested information.

ASSUMPTIONS AND TRIANGULATION

RACE AND GENDER
It wasn't 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. For each chief, I did a press search to confirm that there's nothing to contradict my assumptions. I used the same tactic to identify gender, while also scanning the articles and interviews to check how the person is referred to in terms of "he" or "she."

AGE
For many of the chefs, the date of birth wasn't available in the articles in food and restaurant media, interviews, bios in industry databases, or on their personal websites. When possible, I triangulated the answer. Below, you will find my triangulations, as well as additional information about chefs for which it was impossible to find or triangulate the dates or years of birth.

• Susanna Foo was 72 in 2015, according to the article in BillyPenn. Therefore, she was born in 1943 (2015-72).

• Articles about Tamara Murphy, as well as bios in chef databases, only mention 1988, the year when she moved from New York to Seattle, which helped her career. Since her age at that point isn't disclosed, it's impossible to determine her year of birth.

• According to Tennessean, Tandy Wilson was two years into college in 2001 (at the time of 9/11). If we assume that he started when he was 18 (a typical age to start college), he was 20 in 2001. Therefore, he was born around 1981 (2001-20).
• Terence Feury was 32 in 2000. According to my calculation, he was born in 1968 (2000-32). Please note that the information about his age in 2000 can only be accessed after free registration. I also took a screenshot, which you can find here.

• Terrance Brennan mentions in the "Biography" section of his website that he started working at his parents' restaurant when he was 13. In the "Timeline" section, he notes that it was in 1972, which means that he was born in 1959 (1972-13).

• I compared two articles about Thierry Rautureau. According to one of them, he came to the U.S. in 1979. The other one notes that he was 20 when it happened. Therefore, he was born in 1959 (1979-20).

• As noted in the spreadsheet, Tim Cushman grew up during the sixties. His bio in Berkeley's database also notes that he went to college in the 80s. However, the data is too vague for a triangulation.

• Tim Keating started high school in 1973. Assuming that he was 14 at that time (a typical age to start high school), he was born around 1959.
• Tim Kelley was 39 in 2002, which means that he was born in 1963 (2002-39). Please note that while the photos suggest he's Asian, one of the articles I found indicates that he had strong Asian and French influences, which made me assume that he may be multiracial.

• I didn't find any information about Tim McKee's age or date of birth. Tim McKee, who is an ex-swimmer, is much more talked about, which makes it more difficult to dig for information about the chef, especially within the single research.

• Todd Gray was 34 in 1999 when he started Equinox. Therefore, he was born in 1965 (1999-34).

AWARDS
While most of the nominees and winners were listed on the JBAs website, in two cases not all of the wins and nominations were listed. For Terrance Brennan, I assumed that he was a nominee in 2003 because according to his website, he's never won the award. For Takashi Yagahashi, I found additional information about his win in 2003 and assumed that he was nominated in 1999 and 2002, as only one win was mentioned in the industry media.

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, I filled rows 1116-1164 of the attached spreadsheet with the requested information about 15 chefs.


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James Beard Awards Chef Details Rows 1165-1204

Summary

Following the request for the update of James Beard Award Chefs listed in rows 1165-1204 of the attached spreadsheet, we have completed all rows with information as required.

Findings

During our deep dive into the personal details of chefs in rows 1165–1204, we discovered that most of the chefs did not disclose their date or year of birth. For some, we could get information of their year of birth, and others we were able to estimate their year of birth using mentions of their age in articles. We then calculated what their age will be in 2018, before calculating their year of birth to arrive at the estimated year of birth. Also, in cases were there were no recent articles of the chef, we had to make use of information older than the past 24 months.

Conclusion

We have completed rows 1165-1204 of the attached spreadsheet with details of the chefs listed in the rows, including their date/year of birth, gender, race and source links.
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James Beard Awards Chef Details Rows 1205-1231

In completing the attached spreadsheet, I searched for birthdays, genders, and race through restaurant or chef profiles, news articles and chef websites. For some chefs, I was unable to locate a birth date or year, and have indicated 'N/A' in the corresponding cells. Some chefs did not have dates or years listed, but indicated 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 to determine race.

Zach Bell did not have a date of birth listed. Vishwesh Bhatt and Bruce Tillinghast 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 in rows 1205-1231, columns E-H. The age, gender, race, and sources have been filled in for each entry.
Sources
Sources

From Part 01
From Part 02
From Part 03
From Part 07
From Part 09