Events / Dinner


Meal Kit on sale September 21 - 23 Virtual event will take place on:

Thu, September 30, 2021

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

Instead of playing outside as a kid, Kencito often found himself in the kitchen cooking alongside his mother. Noticing his passion, his mother enrolled him in different cooking programs for kids, and as a high schooler, Kencito attended Food and Finance High School in New York, where he graduated as the top culinary student in school. During high school, he received scholarships from Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) and ProStart Program, and he won the title of America’s Best High School Chef. While attending Monroe College on full scholarship, Kencito joined the American Culinary Federation. Through the culinary society, he has continued to compete throughout the East Coast. Currently, Kencito provides consulting services, works as a private chef in Greenwich, and also teaches financial literacy. 

Kencito Vernon’s Beard Box will be on sale Tuesday, September 21 at 9:00 A.M. EST through Thursday, September 23 at 11:59 P.M. ET.  
Meal Kits serve two (2) guests and will be delivered on Sept 29.  The virtual event will take place on Thursday, September 30  at 6:30 P.M. ET.

+ Beard Box is available for nationwide shipping in the continental United States.

+ 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.
+ Kits are non-refundable.


created by
Kencito Vernon

Jerk Shrimp with Pico de Gallo and Avocado Crema
Allergens: Shellfish, alliums, and dairy

Scotch Bonnet–Braised Beef Short Rib with Fall Greens and Polenta
Allergens: Alliums and dairy

Peanut–Coconut Brittle Drops
Allergens: Peanuts; Dairy-Free

All components of this Beard Box are gluten-free.

Some heating or finishing will be required; instructions will be provided. Refrigeration recommended.

Suggested Wine Pairings selected by Kencito Vernon and Tahiirah Habibi

Brown Estate Chaos Theory 2019

Kumusha Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Hartley & Gibson's Medium Dry Oloroso Blend Sherry NV

We encourage you to find these wines at your local retail shop or you can purchase from our partner Happy-Cork in Brooklyn and have shipped to a limited number of states noted on their site.

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