National Advisory Board

The James Beard Foundation’s National Advisory Board is a network of industry leaders who lend their culinary expertise and knowledge to the Foundation in a variety of meaningful ways. We are grateful for their contributions.


Deann Bayless

Dickie Brennan

Tina Breslow

Marion Cunningham

Sanford D’Amato

Robert Del Grande​

Marcel Desaulniers

Larry Forgione

Michael Ginor

Dorothy Cann Hamilton

Barbara Kafka

Zov Karamardian

Thomas Keller

Emeril Lagasse

Fritz Maytag

Michael McCarty

Jodie McLean

Michel Nischan​

Ann Nurse

Patrick O’Connell​

Wolfgang Puck

Anne Quatrano​

August Schumacher, Jr.

Larry Stone​

Allen Susser

Norman Van Aken