Giveaway: Eyebobs Gift Certificate


It’s no secret that the biggest draws of this month’s Chefs & Champagne® New York will be tastings from more than 35 chefs, the constant popping of bottles of bubbly, and the picturesque setting of Wölffer Estate, our gracious hosts. Best of all, the good times will benefit the James Beard Foundation and our educational initiatives.


Even if you won’t be joining us in Sagaponack this year, there’s still a way to offer your support. As you may have already heard, our Chefs & Champagne honoree is the inimitable Andrew Zimmern, who’s fresh off of a 2013 Beard Award win for Outstanding Personality/Host. The Bizarre Foods star has partnered with eyebobs, a reading glasses company specializing in eyewear "for the irreverent and slightly jaded." Eyebobs and Andrew have created the quirky “Zimm” frames, which you can order... Read more >

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Andrew Zimmern to be JBF's Chefs & Champagne® New York Guest of Honor

Andrew Zimmern will be the guest of honor at the James Beard Foundation's Chefs & Champagne this summer


Even though spring has only just settled in, we've already got summer on our minds. That's because one of our favorite events of the year, Chefs & Champagne® New York, is on for Saturday, July 20, at the always picturesque Wölffer Estate Vineyard on Long Island's North Fork. What's more, we've booked multiple James Beard Award-winning TV personality Andrew Zimmern as this year's guest of honor. The creator, host, and co-executive producer of Travel Channel’s hit series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Bizarre Foods America, will be be joined by a talented corps of more than 35 chefs from around the country. As always, flowing Champagne, Wölffer wines, and Stella Artois® Belgian lager will also be on offer.

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Video: Food at Chefs & Champagne


Months from now, when summer will be a distant memory, we'll be playing the above clip from our friends at Plum on a constant loop: it features highlights from last month's sun-soaked Chefs & Champagne New York, our annual tasting party in the Hamptons. Watch it now to see many of the dishes from this year's menu, including grub from JBF Award winners Daniel Humm, Marcus Samuelsson, and Chris Hastings.

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Plum TV Previews Chefs & Champagne® New York


A celebrity chef–studded lineup. Outstanding food. Flowing Champagne. A picturesque vineyard setting.


That's what's on the menu at this Saturday's Chefs & Champagne in the Hamptons. If you're still on the fence about attending, check out this preview of the event from our friends at Plum TV.

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Giveaway: "In My Kitchen" Winners!


When we announced last week that we were giving away copies of Ted Allen's latest cookbook, In My Kitchen, it quickly became clear that the Chopped star and Chefs & Champagne® honoree is a hot commodity. Many of you entered, but only five could win. Here are the winners of the giveaway:


A. Capps of Davis, CA
D. Foster of Oklahoma City, OK
J. Johnson of Santa Barbara, CA
L. Kavanagh OF East Norriton, PA
A. Thomas of Sacramento, CA


Congrats to the lucky five! 

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Bid in the Chefs & Champagne® New York Online Auction!

Chefs & Champagne® New York, our annual tasting event in the Hamptons, is still a few weeks away, but the excitement of our silent auction has already begun! Loaded with plenty of not-to-be-missed packages—we're talkin' a dinner party prepared by JBF Award winner Chris Hastings; a two-night trip to Charleston; cookware that will make you a kitchen superstar; and lots more—it's a great way to get an early taste of what's to come on July 21! Check out all of the exciting packages here, and come back often—we’re adding new goodies every day.

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Giveaway: Win a Copy of Ted Allen's "In My Kitchen"


Chefs & Champagne, our annual summer tasting party in the Hamptons, is one of our favorite gatherings, and this year's event is extra special because it’s happening while we celebrate our silver anniversary. (Get your tickets here!)


While we knew that the party’s offerings of Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte, Wölffer Estate Vineyard wines, Belgian beers, and dishes from more than 30 chefs would be a huge draw on their own (check out the full menu), we still wondered how we could make this year’s Chefs & Champagne more exciting than ever. Then it hit us: why not team up with one of the biggest food shows on television? A few phone calls later, we're thrilled to be teaming up the JBF Award–winning cast of Chopped, including its incredibly knowledgeable host, Ted Allen, and its... Read more >

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JBF to Honor the Award-Winning Cast of Food Network’s Chopped at Chefs & Champagne® New York


For this year's Chefs & Champagne® New York, our annual summer party and fundraiser in the Hamptons, we’ve rounded up the fantastic JBF Award–winning cast of Food Network’s cutthroat cooking competition, Chopped, including its team of expert judges and the always entertaining host and author of In My Kitchen, Ted Allen. The event will feature flowing Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte and delicious tastings from a select group of more than 30 fine chefs, including several James Beard Award winners.


Read the full release about Chefs & Champagne New York and our honorees from Chopped here.

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