Special events at the Beard House are grounded in our mission of Good Food for Good®, highlighting not only delicious food and drinks, but also the incredible participants behind our initiatives like the James Beard House Fellows presented by Capital One, Smart Catch, Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, the Legacy Network, and more.


In May 2021, we launched the Beard House Fellows program presented by Capital One, which re-envisions the potential of the James Beard House into a hub of training and professional development for talented emerging chefs. Featuring alums of Careers Through Culinary Arts (C-CAP) partnered schools, each Fellow will have a ten-week residency at the Beard House, where JBF will provide hard skills training along with the opportunity to develop a meal kit, in collaboration with Great Performances, that will be available across the country.


Stay Tuned for Upcoming Beard House Fellows Dinners!

Past Beard House Fellows Dinners
You're Invited To Celebrate Our Beard House Fellows
Featuring Beard House Fellows with Irene Shiang Li
(Tuesday, January 24, 2023)


In honor of James Beard’s belief that “food is our common ground,” the Common Ground Event Series celebrates national holidays, heritage months, and community moments throughout the year. The series’ events bring culinary talent to the iconic James Beard House for dinners, tastings, book talks, volunteer events, and more that welcome the community and highlight the Foundation’s programs to support the food and beverage industry.

Upcoming Common Ground Series Events

Stay tuned for future Common Ground Series events!

Past Common Ground Series Events

(Monday, March 6, 2023; celebrating Women's History Month)

Food Through Nahuatl Language: A Culinary Poetry Reading with Chef Irwin Sánchez from Tlaxcal Kitchen
(Mon, September 12, 2022; celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month)

For the Love of Chile: A New Mexican Harvest Dinner with Eric See and Friends
(Tuesday, October 11, 2022; celebrating LGBTQIA+ History Month)
Film, Food, and the Future of Black Farmers : A Panel Discussion and Bites with Baker/Filmmaker Lani Halliday
(Thursday, February 16, 2023; celebrating Black History Month)

Past Beard Boxes

October Beard Box by Shi Lin Wong
(Sales are now closed)
November Beard Box by Jacob Trinh
(Sales are now closed)

December Beard Box by Olushola Wadley
(Sales are now closed)