The James Beard Foundation sends word that Alton Brown, Lidia Bastianich, and Wolfgang Puck will host their awards ceremony at Lincoln Center on May 3, 2010, while Kelly Choi and Andrew Zimmern will do the honors at the Media & Book Awards Dinner the evening prior. Presenters will include past Outstanding Chef honorees Mario Batali, Thomas Keller, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Daniel Boulud, Nancy Silverton, Rick Bayless, Grant Achatz, Alfred Portale, Dan Barber, Larry Forgione, and David Bouley. The semifinalists in the chef and restaurant categories were announced last month and the finalists will be revealed March 22.
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