Student Membership

Student Memberships

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For registered students with a passion for food. Benefits:

  • Student pricing at select events and educational programs*
  • Subscription to JBF Notes, our bimonthly newsletter
  • Subscription to Beard Bites, our weekly electronic newsletter
  • Access to the online Professional Directory

*Please note that student members do not receive dining discounts for James Beard Foundation events unless a special student rate is indicated. Students who attend James Beard Foundation dining events must be at least 21 years of age.

Student memberships are available to full-time students currently enrolled in a university, college, or culinary school. A copy of current student identification and bursar’s receipt must be submitted with membership enrollment before it can be activated. Please submit to the membership department within 30 days by fax 212.645.1438 or scan and email to

Cost: $25 per year
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To join the old-fashioned way, download our enrollment form and mail it along with your method of payment.

The James Beard Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Membership dues are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Donations to the James Beard Foundation qualify for most corporate matching grant programs.