The James Beard House Fellows Program Presented by Capital One

For decades, cooking at the James Beard House has been an aspiration for many chefs and has been considered a career milestone. In May of 2021, we launched the Beard House Fellows program presented by Capital One, which re-envisions the potential of this historic space into a hub of training and professional development for talented emerging chefs.

Each Fellow has a ten-week residence at the Beard House and receives training in:

  • Financial and small business advice provided by Capital One 
  • Legal Advice 
  • Media training and personal branding development with publicist Valerie Wilson
  • Social media training with the Talented Tenth Collective
  • Food policy and advocacy training by the JBF Programs team 
  • Leadership assessment and training

Learn more about our 2022-2023 Beard House Fellows
Learn more about our 2021-2022 Beard House Fellows

Advisory Committee


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