Awards and Associations

Irena Chalmers has received numerous awards for her lifetime of singular contributions to the food industry. Below are a few proud highlights.






  • Gourmand 2013 Special Jury Award
  • Gourmand 2008 World Cookbook Award Best Book for Food Professionals in the U.S. & in the World
  • James Beard Foundation “Who’s Who” in Food & Beverage in America
  • Woman of the Year in Food, New York University
  • Honorary Doctorate of Food Service Professionals
  • 12 cookbook writer/publisher awards
  • The Art Directors Club Award (with Milton Glaser)

Past President / Founding Member