Copper & Heat Named 2019 James Beard Award Podcast Nominee

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

We’re proud to announce that Copper & Heat has been named a nominee in the Podcast category of the 2019 James Beard Foundation Broadcast Media Awards.

The nominees were announced today during a press conference and breakfast at Hugo’s by Hugo Ortega in Houston, co-hosted by Clare Reichenbach, CEO of the James Beard Foundation, and David Mincberg, chairman of Houston First. The Media Awards recognize radio, television broadcasts, podcasts, webcasts, and documentaries appearing in 2018.

“We are beyond thrilled to be nominated for a James Beard Award, especially in the company Racist Sandwich and The Feed” said Katy Osuna, Executive Producer of Copper & Heat, “Our vision for the podcast from the beginning has been to bring to light the stories of the cooks who are doing the work outside of the spotlight. Our first season, Be A Girl, focuses on the experience of being a woman working in fine dining kitchens, and the challenges that we face. It is fantastic to have the James Beard Foundation recognize the importance of those voices and stories across the list of nominees this year.”

The other two nominees in the Podcast category this year are The Racist Sandwich and The Feed.

About the 2019 James Beard Awards

The 2019 James Beard Awards celebrations begin in New York City on Friday, April 26, 2019, with the James Beard Media Awards. The exclusive event honors the nation's top cookbook authors, culinary broadcast producers and hosts, and food journalists and will take place at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers.

This year’s theme, “Good Food For Good” is synonymous with the James Beard Foundation’s mission. It is the simple summation of what the organization stands for, from unique and delicious dining experiences at the James Beard House and around the country, to scholarships, mentorships, and a variety of industry programs that educate and empower leaders in the food community. The Foundation has built a platform for chefs and asserted the power of gastronomy to drive behavior, culture, and policy change around food. With this theme, the annual Awards aim to bring attention not only to its deserving winners but to the Foundation’s overall mission as well.