For general inquiries about the James Beard Foundation Awards


Sponsorship Inquiries:

David Bowen
Bowen & Company

Yvon Ros
The James Beard Foundation


Press Inquiries:

Mary Blanton Ogushwitz

Those interested in attending and covering the Awards as press must complete an application form.

Please note, we make best efforts to accommodate all requests, but due to the overwhelming interest and demand, and limited seating and capacity, we may be unable to honor all requests.

For the latest news about the James Beard Awards, visit our press room.



Culinary and Wine Volunteers:
Culinary and wine volunteering opportunities are available at the Media Awards Dinner in New York City on April 25, 2017 and at the James Beard Awards Gala in Chicago on May 1, 2017. For the wine volunteer application at the Media Awards, please click here. For the culinary volunteer application at the James Beard Gala Awards, please click here

Event Volunteers:
Event volunteering opportunities are available at the James Beard Awards Gala in Chicago on May 1, 2017; we are not seeking event volunteers for the Media Awards on April 25, 2017 in New York City. To be considered for opportunities at the James Beard Awards Gala, please complete this volunteer form. We will notify you when opportunities become available. 


James Beard Foundation Membership and Program Inquiries:

212.675.4984 or 800.362.3273