Events / Dinner

Celebrate Our Beard House Fellows

Mon, April 25, 2022

6:30 PM
The Beard House
Price: $185 Click here for tickets.


Theodore Coleman
June 2021 Beard House Fellow

Nashali Rivera
October 2021 Beard House Fellow

Kencito Vernon
September 2021 Beard House Fellow


Deborah Van Trece
Creative Director, Author, Owner of Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, and Member of the James Beard House Fellows Advisory Committee

For decades, cooking at the James Beard House has been considered a career milestone for many chefs. In May 2021, we launched the James Beard Fellows program, presented by Capital One, which re-envisions the potential of this historic space as a hub of professional development for talented emerging chefs. After ten months, we have successfully wrapped the pilot of this program with nine incredible alums!

Join us on April 25 as we return to the Beard House to showcase three of our previous Fellows and acclaimed chef Deborah Van Trece for a special four-course dinner.


Hors d'Oeuvre

Ceviche with Coconut, Lime, Cilantro, and Crispy Plantain Chips
Allergens: Coconut and Seafood

Crispy Polenta Bites with Braised Jackfruit and Watermelon Radishes
Allergens: Dairy

Peri Peri Beef Tartare and Pickled Ramps 
Allergens: Allium and Eggs 

Dough Wines Sparkling Brut 2014


Nashali Rivera
Cheesy Gouda Arepas with Sautéed Chanterelle Mushrooms, Spicy Pickled Onions, Crispy Vegan Chicharrón, and Micro Cilantro
Allergens: Dairy and Gluten

Dough Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Kencito Vernon
Jerk Spice–Blackened Skuna Bay Salmon Pavè with Hibiscus–Soursop Glaze, Wilted Spring Greens, Sweet Potato Purée, and Charred Pineapple
Allergens: Coconut and Dairy

Dough Wines Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Nashali Rivera
Intermezzo > Marinated Watermelon Skewer, Lime, and Chile

Deborah Vantrence
Barbecue Duck and Mascarpone Benne Seed Cannoli with Smoked Cherry Agrodulce, Fennel, and Collard Green Curtido
Allergens: Alliums, Dairy, Gluten

Dough Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Theodore Coleman
The "Egg" > Valrhona Manjari Chocolate Easter Eggs with Whipped Valrhona Yuzu Ganache and a Reverse Spherical Sumac Strawberry–Rhubarb Yolk
Allergens: Dairy

Lavazza Coffee

Menu is subject to change. Please note that due to the nature of this event, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and support of this policy.

Related Info

Should the event be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, The James Beard Foundation will offer a range of options, including ticket exchanges, option to donate tickets, or a full refund. Please note reservations are non-refundable.

Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our guests, chefs, and restaurant teams to experience our events is a top priority for the James Beard Foundation. To combat the rise of COVID-19 cases in the area, all guests dining will be required to show proof of full vaccination (along with photo identification) to attend the event. You may show the following as proof of vaccination: a photo or hard copy of vaccination card, NYC COVID Safe app, New York State Excelsior Pass app, CLEAR digital vaccine card, CLEAR Health Pass, or other official vaccine record. Ticket buyers attending the event will be alerted of any changes in this policy and the final policy in an email at least two (2) business days prior to the event date. Thank you for your continued understanding and compliance with these measures for your safety and the safety of those around you.