Events / Dinner


Meal Kit on sale May 17 – May 20. Virtual event will take place on:

Wed, May 26, 2021

6:30 PM
Zoom link for virtual event will be sent in advance.
Price: $85 Box office is now closed.

For decades, cooking at the James Beard House has been an aspiration for many chefs and considered a career milestone. 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.

The inaugural Fellow, Nicole Merino, has curated a custom Beard Box that includes ingredients and instructions to create a delicious dinner for two along with gifts from our partners. Guests who reserve their meal kits will also have the opportunity to “meet” Nicole through a virtual event, where she will demonstrate how to prepare her dish and discuss the inspiration behind her menu. Hue Society Founder, Tahiirah Habibi, will also be on-hand to provide expert wine pairing tips.

Nicole Merino’s Beard Box will be on sale Monday, May 17 through Thursday, May 20 at 11:59 P.M. ET. 
Meal Kits serve two (2) guests, and will be delivered on Tuesday, May 25.  The virtual event will take place on Wednesday, May 26 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
Nicole Merino

Mango–Tequila Barbecue Pork Ribs with Esquites 

Fresh Farm Salad with Oranges, Spring Radishes, and Lemon Vinaigrette


Allergens: Gluten-free; contains garlic, alliums, and dairy

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

Related Info

Learn more about Hue Society and Tahiirah Habibi.

The Foundation is committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity and which is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. In keeping with this commitment, the Foundation will not tolerate harassment of guests or staff in any form at Foundation events.


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