Events / Dinner


Meal Kit on sale February 14 - February 16, closing at 6:00 PM EST Virtual event will take place on:

Thu, February 24, 2022

6:30 PM
Zoom link to be sent to registered guests.
Price: $100 Click here for tickets.

In May 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 will have a one-month residence at the Beard House where JBF will provide hard skills training along with the opportunity to develop a meal kit in collaboration with Great Performances that will be available across the country.

Meet our newest Fellow, Darwin Acosta. Surrounded by a variety of cuisines and cultures in Queens, New York, plus a family that owned several food businesses, Darwin grew up understanding the power of food and community. Their interest eventually drew them to Food and Finance High School, and with the tremendous help of their mentors and the Career through Culinary Arts Program (CCAP), Darwin earned a scholarship to the Culinary Institute of America. There, they studied baking and pastry for their associate degree and double majored in culinary science and applied food studies for their bachelor's. After taking several beverage courses at the CIA, Darwin became interested in learning more about the wine industry. After receiving a scholarship from The Roots Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides educational and financial resources for communities of color who are seeking education or a career in wine, Darwin moved from NYC to Napa, California to begin their wine journey. Passionate about creating diversity and inclusivity in the wine space, Darwin serves as co-president of the Hue Society’snorthern California chapter and also founded Co-Fermented, an organization dedicated to creating awareness and facilitating representation for the LGBTQIA+ community within the industry.

Darwin Acosta’s Beard Box will be on sale Monday, February 14 at 9:00 A.M. EST through Wednesday, February 16 at 6:00 P.M. ET.  

Meal Kits serve two (2) guests and will be delivered on Wednesday February 23.  The virtual event will take place on Thursday, February 24 at 6:30 P.M. ET.

+ Beard Box is available for nationwide shipping in the continental United States.
+ We cannot deliver to PO boxes.
+ Please note that due to the nature of this event, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions at this stage. We appreciate your understanding and support of this policy.
+ Capital One cardholders who purchase an Access Pass will receive an additional exclusive gift.
+ Kits are non-refundable.


created by
Darwin Acosta 

Crispy Cornmeal and Yucca Tortillas, Pickled Cabbage and Red Onion Slaw, Salsa Rosada
**Gluten-free and vegetarian; contains allium and egg

Tomato-Braised Eggplant and Red Lentils and Taro Mash with Crispy Rice Paper Chicharrón
**Gluten-free and vegan; contains allium

Tropical Verrine > Passionfruit–Rum Curd, Pineapple, Lime, and Mint Compote, Mango Geleé, and Coconut-Casava Merenguitos Crumble
**Gluten-free and vegetarian; contains dairy

Suggested Wine and Cocktail Pairings selected by Darwin Acosta and Tahiirah Habibi

•    Carboniste Octopus Sparkling Albariño Extra Brut 2020
•    Brendel Chorus Cuvée Rouge 2019
•    Caudrina Romana Dogliotti Moscato d’Asti “La Caudrina” 2020

We encourage you to find these wines at your local retail shops


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