True Refrigeration to Present Best New Restaurant at 2017 James Beard Awards

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The refrigeration company is a sponsor for the third consecutive year

At True, we take pride in our commitment to excellence in the culinary industry through our handcrafted refrigeration products, so we’re honored to recognize the quality, care and dedication that goes into launching a new culinary venture.

True® Refrigeration—the leading refrigeration and freezer choice of top chefs, hotels, beverage providers and discerning homeowners for more than 70 years—is proud to be the official sponsor of the upcoming James Beard Awards’ Best New Restaurant category and will present the award for the third consecutive year. The event will be held on Monday, May 1 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and hosted by Jesse Tyler Ferguson of ABC’s award-winning “Modern Family.”

“At True, we take pride in our commitment to excellence in the culinary industry through our handcrafted refrigeration products, so we’re honored to recognize the quality, care and dedication that goes into launching a new culinary venture,” said True Director of Sales and Marketing Steve Proctor.

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True Refrigeration will present the Best New Restaurant Award to a restaurant that displays excellence in food, beverage and service and has set the foundation for influence in the culinary community. Previous Best New Restaurant winners include Shaya in New Orleans and Bâtard in New York City.

The James Beard Awards were established in 1990 and recognize professionals in the culinary industry for excellence and achievement in their individual fields. Winners are determined by votes from more than 600 culinary professionals. Along with Best New Restaurant, other award categories include: Rising Star Chef of the Year, Outstanding Pastry Chef, Outstanding Baker and Outstanding Bar Program.

For a full list of Best New Restaurant semifinalists, please visit “Meet the 2017 restaurant and chef award semifinalists.”

About True Refrigeration
True Refrigeration is a division of True Manufacturing Company. For more than 70 years, True has been an industry leader in commercial refrigeration. Now, homeowners can experience that same quality with True Refrigeration, an authentic commercial refrigeration line refined for the home. Handcrafted in the USA with the same meticulous attention to quality and detail industry professionals demand, the residential series includes full-size refrigerators and refrigerator columns; and undercounter wine cabinets, refrigerators, beverage centers, refrigerator drawers, beer dispensers and ice machines. For more information about True Refrigeration, call 888-616-8783 or visit true-residential.com.

About the James Beard Foundation (JBF)
Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation celebrates, nurtures, and honors chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, the late James Beard was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts, instilling in them the value of wholesome, healthful, and delicious food. Today JBF continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships for culinary students, publications, chef advocacy training, and thought-leader convening. The Foundation also maintains the historic James Beard House in New York City’s Greenwich Village as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. For more information, please visit jamesbeard.org. Get food news, recipes, and more at the James Beard Foundation’s blog, or subscribe to the free digital newsletter Beard Bites. Follow @beardfoundation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat. Watch the James Beard House Kitchen Cam, James Beard Awards, and more on the Foundation’s Livestream channel. Find more JBFrelated video on the Foundation’s YouTube channels.

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