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Chefs & Champagne®

Sat, July 29, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Wölffer Estate Vineyard
Member Price: $200 Public Price: $275 Click here for tickets. Reservations Policy


VIP Premium Admission: JBF Members and General Public: $375; VIP table of 10: $4,000
VIP Experience: 5:00–10:00 P.M.

Wölffer Estate Vineyard
183 Sagg Road
Sagaponack, NY 11962

Don't miss the party of the summer!

Chefs & Champagne® is the James Beard Foundation’s annual summer tasting party, featuring flowing Champagne and culinary offerings from a select group of more than 40 celebrated chefs, many from JBF Award–winning restaurants. Chefs & Champagne® raises funds for the philanthropic work of the James Beard Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The recipient of the Christian Wölffer Scholarship Program, which supports students pursuing food and wine studies, will also be announced at the event. 

Our 2017 honoree is multiple James Beard Award–winning chef, author, philanthropist, and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson.


Participating Chefs*:

Matt Abdoo
Pig Beach, Brooklyn, NY; and Pig Bleecker, NYC

James Ahearn
Verde Wine Bar, Deer Park, NY

Greg Baxtrom
Olmsted, Brooklyn, NY

Sherry Blockinger
Sherry B Dessert Studio, Chappaqua, NY; and NYC (opening summer 2017)

Stephan Bogardus
The North Fork Table & Inn, Southhold, NY

Chad Brauze
Bevy, NYC

P.J. Calapa
The Spaniard, NYC

Denisse Lina Chavez
El Altoradero, Brooklyn, NY

Brian Cheewing
Wölffer Kitchen, Sag Harbor and Amagansett, NY

Graeme Cockburn
Windstar Cruises

Matt Conroy
Virginia's, NYC
Philippe Corbet
Lulu Kitchen & Bar, Sag Harbor, NY 

Pastry Chef Britt-Marie Culey
Coquette Patisserie, Cleveland

Andy D’Amico
Marseille and Nice Matin, NYC

Tom Fraker and Marco Zapien
Melissa's Produce, CA

Robb Garceau
Neuman’s Kitchen, Events & Catering, NYC

JBF Award Winner Alex Guarnaschelli and Michael Jenkins
Butter, NYC

Bryan Hunt and Pastry Chef Abby Swain
Fowler & Wells, NYC

Matthew Hyland
Emily, Brooklyn, NY, and NYC

Oliver Lange
Zuma, NYC

Shane McBride
Augustine and Balthazar, NYC

Jeffrey McInnis and Janine Booth
Root & Bone, NYC, and Stiltsville Fish Club, Miami

George Mendes
Aldea and Lupulo, NYC

Junghyun Park
Atoboy, NYC

Pastry Chef Carolina Perego
Citarella, multiple locations in NY and CT

Dominic Rice
Calissa, Water Mill, NY

Todd Richards
Richards' Southern Fried, Atlanta

Chad Shaner
Freek’s Mill, Brooklyn, NY

Pastry Chef Daniel Skurnick
JBF Award Winner Le Coucou, NYC

Roxanne Spruance
Kingsley, NYC

Fumio Yonezawa
JG Tokyo

JBF Award Winner Galen Zamarra
Mas Farmhouse, NYC; and the Halyard, Greenport, NY (opening summer 2017)

*List in formation.


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