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Mitchell Davis to Depart the James Beard Foundation After 27 Years

Clare Reichenbach

October 08, 2020


Photo by Clay Williams
Photo: Clay Williams

The James Beard Foundation is successful because of our dedicated team, some of whom have been with the Foundation for decades. We share a vision and mission: to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. One such person is Mitchell Davis, a Foundation leader who has worn many hats throughout his 27-year tenure here, who has decided to depart at the end of this month for new ventures.

Mitchell has traveled the world representing the Beard Foundation team and has become a pillar of the broader food and restaurant community. He is a friend to chefs, a mentor to food scholars, a connector for industry advocates, and someone who truly believes in good food, for good. As his long chapter with the Foundation ends, we send a big heartfelt thanks for his dedication and service to not only the Foundation, but the industry, for the past 27 years.

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