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. Press credential applications for the 2017 James Beard Awards will become available in January 2017. 

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 Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner in New York City on April 25, 2017 and at the James Beard Awards Gala in Chicago on May 1, 2017. Check back here in spring 2017 for more details. 

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