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James Beard Foundation’s chef tour comes to Chattanooga

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Daniel Lindley, chef and owner of St. John’s, Alleia and The Meeting Place, will host a Celebrity Chef Tour, welcoming seven James Beard Foundation Award nominees. Photo by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press. Daniel Lindley, chef and owner of St. John’s, Alleia and The Meeting Place, will host a Celebrity Chef Tour, welcoming seven James Beard Foundation Award nominees. Photo by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -- James Beard was talking about food before people talked about food.

A chef and food writer who died in 1985 at age 81, Beard was talking about the importance of food at a time when food personalities hadn't hit the mainstream, says Daniel Lindley, chef and owner of St. John's, Alleia and The Meeting Place in Chattanooga.

"The media wasn't interested in the food world back then," Lindley says. "It was James Beard, Julia Child and Alice Waters who brought exposure to our food culture, strengthened it, and unified it. The foundation was formed to honor and continue his work."

Lindley has a history with Beard, or at least with the James Beard Foundation, one of the country's most prestigious organizations in the food industry. The group has honored Lindley four times as a semifinalist for the annual Best Chef Southeast Award, the most recent honor being this year.

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