On November 5, 1986, the James Beard Foundation officially opened the James Beard House to provide a center for the culinary arts. We’ll be celebrating our silver anniversary throughout the upcoming year in a number of ways, including the publication of The James Beard Foundation’s Best of the Best: A 25th Anniversary Celebration of America’s Outstanding Chefs, a keepsake book featuring insightful chef profiles, original photography, and more than 60 recipes from JBF Outstanding Chef Award winners like Wolfgang Puck and Tom Colicchio. You can preorder your own copy here.
We’re also hard at work planning a unique series of anniversary dinners featuring America’s greatest chefs, including many of the culinary masters featured in Best of the Best. Make sure to check our events section for more information about these events as they are added to our schedule. Stay tuned for more anniversary news—we look forward to celebrating with you!