About JBF Events

The James Beard Foundation offers a variety of events designed to educate, inspire, entertain, and foster an appreciation of American cuisine. Below is a glossary to help you understand the differences among the various types of events on our calendar.

 

Events at the Beard House

These events are all located at the historic James Beard House at 167 West 12th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues), in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood.

 

Dinners

Multi-course meals, complemented by wine pairings, prepared by guest chefs from around the world. Dinners may highlight individual chefs or chefs from more than one restaurant. Chefs may cook their own signature cuisine, or cook around a particular theme, such as a specific ingredient or holiday.

When attending a dinner, guests are first invited to walk through the Beard House kitchen to meet the night’s chef and observe the event team at work. They then enjoy a canapé reception, which takes place throughout the ground floor and in our garden (weather permitting). Diners then climb to the second-floor dining room, where they enjoy a five- to six-course tasting menu with wine pairings. The evening concludes with a question-and-answer session with the chef in the dining room.

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Lunches/Brunches/Teas

Similar to dinners, but feature a slightly shorter tasting menu. 

 

Cocktail Parties

Walk-around parties featuring numerous chef stations or passed canapés, as well as wines, cocktails, and other beverages. Cocktail parties take place throughout the Beard House and in the garden (weather permitting). 

 

Beard on Books

Monthly literary series featuring readings and discussions with some of the food world’s most celebrated authors. Sessions are held in the Beard House dining room. Learn more about Beard on Books.

 

Enlightened Eaters

Readings and discussions that focus on sustainability and nutrition-related topics. Sessions are held in the Beard House dining room. Learn more about Enlightened Eaters here.

 

Greenhouse Gallery

Located in the reception space where guests mingle and meet before meals, the Greenhouse Gallery exhibits the works of up-and-coming and established artists who work with culinary themes. Each exhibit runs for two months. Learn more about the JBF Greenhouse Gallery.

 

Events Outside of the Beard House

These events are located at venues in New York City and around the country.

 

JBF Awards

The nation’s preeminent honors for culinary professionals, presented every spring at Lincoln Center. Medals are awarded to chefs and restaurants, as well as for outstanding books, journalism, restaurant design, and other categories. Learn more about the James Beard Foundation Awards.

 

James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards

Established in 2011, the JBF Leadership Awards recognize visionaries who are creating a safer, more healthful, and more sustainable food world. Past recipients include Alice Waters, Michelle Obama, and Will Allen. Learn more about the JBF Leadership Awards.

 

James Beard Foundation Food Conference

Established in 2010, the JBF Food Conference investigates critical issues that face the food industry, such as sustainability, economics, and media. This two-day event consists of roundtable discussions, panels, and speakers. Learn more about the JBF Food Conference.

 

James Beard Foundation Taste America

National food festival that celebrates American cuisine and takes place in various cities throughout the country. 

 

Friends of James Beard Benefit® Dinners

Fundraising dinners hosted by chefs and restaurants around the country; proceeds go toward supporting the Foundation’s general operating fund and scholarship program. Friends of James Beard Benefits are often modeled on dinners at the Beard House, featuring a multi-course menu with wine pairings.

 

Chefs & Champagne®

Annual summer fundraiser in the Hamptons, featuring culinary tastings, Champagnes, Wölffer Estate wines, and Stella Artois® beers. Held in a beautiful outdoor setting, Chefs & Champagne also features a silent auction of outstanding culinary, travel, and gift packages. Learn more about the 2012 Chefs & Champagne New York.

 

Gala Dinner and Auction

Annual fall fundraiser in New York City, featuring an extraordinary seated dinner prepared by renowned chefs from around the world, outstanding wines, and exciting live and silent auction packages.

 

Greens

Exciting and educational food and wine–oriented events at the James Beard House and at venues around New York City for foodies 21 to 39 years of age. Learn more about the James Beard Foundation Greens.

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Wild About Game Mon, 11.04.2013
 
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Enlightened Eaters Wed, 11.06.2013
 
Day of the Dead Celebration Wed, 11.06.2013
 
Greenhouse Gallery Fri, 11.01.2013
 
Beard on Books Thu, 11.07.2013
 
Best of Bentonville Thu, 11.07.2013
 
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Contemporary Charleston Sat, 11.09.2013
 
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Kansas City, MO Sun, 11.10.2013
 
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Chefs & Farmers Celebration Mon, 11.11.2013
 
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Taste of Carolina Tue, 11.12.2013
 
Greenhouse Gallery Fri, 11.01.2013
 
Beard on Books Wed, 11.13.2013
 
It’s All Greek! Wed, 11.13.2013
 
Greenhouse Gallery Fri, 11.01.2013
 
Philadelphia Thu, 11.14.2013
 
Greenhouse Gallery Fri, 11.01.2013
 
Oregon Trailblazers Sat, 11.16.2013
 
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Chicago Mon, 11.18.2013
 
Italian Chic Mon, 11.18.2013
 
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Brooklyn Hot Spot Tue, 11.19.2013
 
Greenhouse Gallery Fri, 11.01.2013
 
Palm Springs, CA Wed, 11.20.2013
 
 
Greenhouse Gallery Fri, 11.01.2013
 
Montana Rugged Luxury Thu, 11.21.2013
 
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Evenings Afar: Australia Fri, 11.22.2013
 
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Southern Thanksgiving Feast Thu, 11.28.2013
 
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JBF Kitchen Cam