Letter from the President: The Best Holiday Gift is You

JBF president Susan Ungaro

 

As we look back on this remarkable year at the James Beard Foundation, my incredible staff and I are thankful for our chefs, members, and students who volunteer their time and talents day in and day out.

 

I often say that we are only as good as the people who support us. Our Foundation has never been stronger thanks to the individuals on our programming committee who help create unique events at the James Beard house, the bright, promising students who gain experience working in the kitchen with our visiting chefs for those events, and the incredibly talented photographers who capture these dinners for our website and as a keepsake for the visiting chefs.

 

In addition to these longtime programs, we are also excited about our Young Professionals Committee, made up of individuals enthusiastic about bringing new members and diners to our table. With the support of our volunteers and the members and donors who have contributed their time and money to our many worthy programs, our Foundation becomes ever more vibrant.

 

We thank you for all that you do!

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