The 2015 James Beard Awards

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For general inquiries about the James Beard Foundation Awards:



Sponsorship Inquiries:

David Bowen
Bowen & Company

Yvon Ros
The James Beard Foundation


Press Inquiries:


Mary Blanton Ogushwitz

Kimberly Murphy


Press tickets are available for $250. Members of the media who are interested in covering the event must complete the 2015 JBF Awards Media Credentials Form.

For the latest news about the James Beard Awards, visit our press room.



Culinary and Wine Volunteers:
Culinary and wine volunteering opportunities are available at the Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner in New York City on April 24; and at the James Beard Awards Gala in Chicago on May 4. To be considered, please read our Culinary Volunteer and Wine Volunteer guidelines. These guidelines contain links to online applications, which must be submitted by April 10.

Event Volunteers:
Event volunteering opportunities are available at the James Beard Awards Gala in Chicago on May 4; we are not seeking event volunteers for the Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards on April 24 in New York City. To be considered for opportunities at the James Beard Awards Gala, please email jbfawards@bowenandco.com. Your name will be added to our prospective volunteer list and we will notify you when opportunties become available.


James Beard Foundation Membership and Program Inquiries:

212.675.4984 or 800.362.3273
Email: info@jamesbeard.org

For PR Requests regarding the Leadership Awards, please contact:
Mary Blanton Ogushwitz
Susan Magrino Angecy
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