James Beard Award

Sun Wah BBQ has been honored with the prestigious America’s Classics Award by the James Beard Foundation. The Foundation’s five selections in this category for 2018 not just validates but celebrates the wide-ranging diversity of cuisines across this great land…

The gala award ceremony was held at the Civic Opera House on May 7, 2018. Complete with a media event on the red carpet.

Red Carpet Media Session
Red Carpet Media Session
Front Row Crowd
Front Row at the James Beard Gala
Selfie Time
Can’t resist that selfie with the other 2500 attendees
Host Clara Hall
Host Clara Hall
Chef Rick Bayless
Chef Rick Bayless
José Andrés
Chef José Andrés Humanitarian of the Year
James Beard Gala Delights
James Beard Gala Delights
James Beard Venue
Post-awards party on three levels of the Civic Opera House

Chicago Tonight’s coverage

All of us at the Sun Wah BBQ family & staff would like to thank the James Beard Foundation for this tremendous honor and the fantastic time had at the ceremony. We’d also like to send out much love to the countless fellow attendees who stopped us that night to mention how much they enjoy our restaurant. This recognition from our peers in the industry is what fuels us. Thank you all!