JBF Education

2014 JBF Scholarships are now available! Click here > 


JBF Food Conference: October 27 and 28, 2014

Kitchen Volunteers

Volunteer Guidelines & Application


There’s no substitute for hands-on experience.

At the James Beard Foundation we offer current culinary students the opportunity to work side by side with some of the best culinary minds in the world through our Kitchen Volunteer Program.


Students enhance their own skills, work with rare ingredients, and learn about wine and beverage pairings, all while networking with the exclusive cadre of chefs who pass through the Beard House kitchen on a daily basis.


Are you a current culinary student (with valid student ID) in the New York City area? Join us at the Beard House! For more information, download our guidelines and application PDF.


Got more questions?

Check out the Volunteer section of our Frequently Asked Questions or send us an email.


Spoons Across America

Spoons Across America Volunteer Applications



You don’t have to be a culinary student or food professional to volunteer with Spoons Across America. All it takes is a love of children and a desire to have fun while helping them learn.