The James Beard Foundation has announced the final nominees for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards, the national recognition program honoring professionals in the food and beverage industries taking place May 2 and 3 in New York City.

Nominees in 55 categories were announced in the foundation's various awards programs: Restaurant and Chef, Restaurant Design and Graphics, Books, Broadcast Media and Journalism. In addition, honorees in a number of special achievement awards categories were announced, including Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America, America's Classics, Lifetime Achievement and Humanitarian of the Year. To see the complete list, visit