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Carla Hall Will Host This Year's James Beard Awards

Ming Tsai will tackle the journalism awards.

Carla Hall will host this year's James Beard Awards in Chicago.

The so-called Oscars of the food industry are scheduled to take place May 2 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, with Hall as the host. Chef Ming Tsai will handle the journalism portion of the awards on April 26 in New York, the organization announced today.

The ever-busy 'Top Chef' alumnus, who now has a presence in both New York and D.C. and is a host on "The Chew," recently opened up Page at the Reagan National Airport. She is also working on a project for the upcoming National Museum of African American History and Culture. Her hot chicken concept has recently taken hold in New York. She will oversee Eatonville's transition to Mule Bone restaurant, too.

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