On the Menu: Week of January 20

chefs in the James Beard House kitchen


Here's what's happening at the Beard House and around the country next week:


Friends of James Beard Benefit: Jackson: MS

Sunday, January 20, 7:00 P.M.

No discussion of the Southern culinary landscape is complete without a mention of Jackson, Mississippi, and its talented community of chefs. Join us in the historic capital of the Magnolia State for a special Friends of James Beard Benefit featuring some of the area’s most beloved cooks.


Black Truffle Celebration

Wednesday, January 23, 7:00 P.M.

Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime black truffle feast when James Beard Award–winning chef Adam Siegel returns to the Beard House to prepare the treasured tubers along with produce and lamb from Napa’s Somerston vineyards, which wil... Read more >

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Vermilion's Women in Culinary Leadership Cookoff

Aspiring female culinarians: think you have what it takes to be the next great chef? Put your mise en place where your mouth is and apply for a chance to compete in the Vermilion's Women in Culinary Leadership Cookoff.


To enter, you must submit a resume, an essay or YouTube video, and a recipe for one contemporary Indian-Latin dish through Vermilion’s online entry form by Friday, February 15. Eight finalists will be chosen to participate in the cookoff at New York City's Vermilion restaurant in February, where each competitor will execute her recipe and conduct a brief interview with a panel of judges. The panel will choose two winners, who will participate in a one-year leadership program at Vermilion's New York and Chicago locations; receive a weekly $500 internship grant from the Women in Culinary Leadership Scholarship; and experience a one-week operations internship at the James Beard House. The winners will also have the opportun... Read more >

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On the Menu: Week of January 13

Diners at the James Beard House


Here's what's happening at the Beard House and around the country next week:


Italian Wine and Game Dinner

Monday, January 14, 7:00 P.M.

Join us at the Beard House for a sumptuous winter dinner prepared by some of the most acclaimed maestros of Italian cuisine in the country. This seasonally driven menu will spotlight an array of tempting game meats and superb Italian wine pairings.


High-Voltage Cuisine

Tuesday, January 15, 7:00 P.M.

Though former Top Chef contender Bryan Voltaggio became a household name during his stint on the show, he has long been known as a force in the kitchen. The forward-thinking chef, who earned a 2010 JBF Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic nomination, will join us at the Bear... Read more >

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JBF Kitchen Cam