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Fly Delta Innovation Class with JBF Award Winner Sean Brock

JBF Editors

JBF Editors

April 01, 2014


Delta Innovation Class

When you fly Delta, the official airline of the James Beard Awards, you can count on world-class service, a wide spectrum of in-flight entertainment, and so much more. But what about a smart and engaging seatmate? Turns out you can have that, too.

Introducing Delta Innovation Class, a mentoring program at 35,000 feet. For this one-of-a-kind experience, the airline is flying forward-thinking leaders to events around the world. They’re also giving you a chance to tag along. 

What does this have to do with JBF? One of the Delta Innovation Class destinations is the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards on Monday, May 5, in New York City. The passenger flying there? 2014 JBF Outstanding Chef Award nominee Sean Brock. (For those of you keeping score, Brock won our Best Chef: Southeast Award in 2010.)

That’s right: this is an opportunity to fly Delta with one of America’s most celebrated chefs and attend one of the most exciting culinary events of the year. 

What does it take to fly Delta Innovation Class? All you need is a LinkedIn profile, then follow these simple steps: 

1. Select your flight 
Select Sean Brock’s upcoming Delta Innovation Class flight

2. Apply with your LinkedIn Profile 
Simply enter your LinkedIn credentials through the Delta Innovation Class site. 

3. Your application will be reviewed 
A shortlist of candidates will be chosen based on their LinkedIn profiles. If you’re chosen, Delta will contact you for more information.

4. If you're selected for the empty seat… 
Not only will you receive a free flight to the James Beard Awards, but during the trip you’ll sit next to Sean Brock and discuss your shared passion for all things food. 

Delta is taking applications to be Sean Brock’s seatmate until Friday, April 4. Apply now. 

Learn more about Delta’s Innovation Class