The International Association of Culinary Professionals held its 2008 Awards Ceremony late last month.
During the evening, awards were presented for the IACP Cookbook Awards, Bert Greene Awards for Journalism, Rhythm on the Plate Food Photography and Styling Competition and the Awards of Excellence.
The IACP Cookbook Awards encourage and promote quality and creativity in both writing and publishing, and honor the best cookbooks published each year. Cookbook Awards were presented in 13 categories.
The prestigious IACP Cookbook of the Year Award was presented to Paul Johnson for his book Fish Forever: The Definitive Guide to Understanding, Selecting, and Preparing Healthy, Delicious, and Environmentally Sustainable Seafood.
More than 450 books were entered in the competition by publishers from Australia, Canada, England, France, India, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, the United Kingdom and the US.
The Bert Greene Awards for Journalism recognize the best food writing each year. Awards were presented in four categories: Essay, Internet, Magazine and Newspaper.
Rhythm on the Plate the Photo Contest was presented by IACP's Food Photographers and Stylists Section. Awards were presented for Best of Show and People's Choice.
The IACP Awards of Excellence honor the top culinary professionals in their field. Awards are presented in five categories, plus Lifetime Achievement and Humanitarian Awards.
This year the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Paul Prudhomme, chef-restauratuer of K-Paul's restaurant and founder of Chef Paul Prudhomme's Magic Seasoning Blends.
The Humanitarian Award was presented to Judy Wicks, owner and founder of White Dog Cafe.
Click on the links below to view the IACP Awards winners:
Cookbook Awards Winners
Bert Greene Journalism Awards Winners
Rhythm on the Plate Photo Contest Winners
Awards of Excellence Winners