Award winning food refers to those foods which have been specially recognized or prized by culinary experts. Many famous chefs have won awards for their recipes which have been prized for their uniqueness, taste, excellence in preparation or other related criteria. Many professional and amateur chefs are found to be interested in learning to make award winning recipes as they are popular and also to emulate the recipes to make their own unique versions of them later. The James Beard Award is one of the most prestigious culinary awards that are awarded to chefs for their worthy contributions to the culinary world. Every year many popular food festivals nominate award winning food.