M. Shanken Chairman Inducted Into James Beard Foundation Who’s WhoMay 10, 2012
The James Beard Foundation inducted Marvin R. Shanken into the Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America May 7 at its annual awards gala, held at the Lincoln Center in New York. Shanken, chairman of M. Shanken Communications, which publishes Wine Spectator, Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Food Arts, Market Watch, Impact and Shanken News Daily, was honored for “helping to bring wine and the good life into mainstream American culture,” said Rick Bayless of Frontera Grill in Chicago, who made the presentation before 2,000 people at the ceremony. Shanken was also recognized for his company’s charitable activities.
This recognition is given to industry leaders who have been “identified by his or her peers as having displayed remarkable talent and achievement,” according to the James Beard Foundation. Founded by Cook’s magazine in 1984, the “Who’s Who” has been administered by the James Beard Foundation since 1990.
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