Lynne Rossetto Kasper to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Award to be presented at International Association of Culinary Professionals conference in April

St. Paul, Minn., March 17, 2016— Lynne Rossetto Kasper, host of The Splendid Table, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) conference in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 3.  The award recognizes a culinary professional who has made noteworthy and lasting contributions to the culinary industry and who has demonstrated a continuing commitment to the culinary arts as a lifetime career.  Rossetto Kasper joins an auspicious list of previous Lifetime Achievement Award winners: Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, Marcela Hazan, Edna Lewis and Paul Prudhomme. The IACP is a worldwide forum for the development and exchange of information, knowledge, and inspiration within the professional food and beverage community.

LRK_webAbout Lynne Rossetto Kasper
Lynne Rossetto Kasper has won numerous awards as host of The Splendid Table, including two James Beard Foundation Awards (1998, 2008) for Best National Radio Show on Food, five Clarion Awards (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014) from Women in Communication, and a Gracie Award in 2000 for Best Syndicated Talk Show. She is a respected authority on food, having published multiple bestselling books: The Splendid Table; The Italian Country Table; a series of quarterly e-books, Eating In with Lynne Rossetto Kasper, as well as the best-selling The Splendid Table’s How To Eat Supper, How To Eat Weekends and A Summertime Grilling Guide, which were co-authored with founding producer Sally Swift.

About The Splendid Table
Now in its twentieth season, The Splendid Table is the show for life’s appetites. A culinary, culture and lifestyle program that celebrates the intersection of food and life, it can be heard on more than 400 public radio stations nationwide. The show is produced and distributed by American Public Media. Find The Splendid Table on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr.

About American Public Media Group
American Public Media Group is the largest station-based public radio organization in America, combining multi-regional station operations, national programming creation and distribution, and innovative digital, social and mobile services in one organization. 19 million listeners tune in weekly to APMG’s national programming and regional stations on nearly 1,000 radio stations nationwide. American Public Media (APM), the national production and distribution arm of the organization, is one of the largest in the world with a portfolio that includes A Prairie Home Companion®, BBC World Service, Marketplace®, and the leading classical music programming in the nation. Supported financially by contributions from individual donors, sponsors, philanthropic foundations and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), APMG’s regional operations include Minnesota Public Radio, a 45-station radio network serving nearly all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states and Southern California Public Radio, a four-station network serving Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura County and the Inland Empire. Launched in 2014, the Infinite Guest podcast network includes diverse offerings from best-selling authors to the best food, culture and comedy shows featured on public radio. APM’s lifestyle classical music stream, YourClassical, packages classical music in an unconventional and innovative way with streams suited for life’s biggest moments and everyday situations.