Events / Special Event

Chefs & Champagne®

Sat, July 29, 2017

6:00 PM
Wölffer Estate Vineyard
Member Price: $200 Public Price: $275 Get your tickets online now or call 212.627.2308.


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

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

Brian Cheewing
Wölffer Kitchen, Sag Harbor and Amagansett, NY
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
Butter, NYC

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

Matt Hyland
Emily and Emmy Squared, Brooklyn, NY

Michael Kramer
Jianna, Greenville, SC

Oliver Lange
Zuma, NYC

Shane McBride and Pastry Chef Colleen Grapes
Augustine, NYC
Jeffrey McInnis and Janine Booth
Root & Bone, NYC, and Stiltsville Fish Club, Miami

George Mendes
Aldea and Lupulo, NYC

Junghyun Park
Atoboy, NYC

Dominic Rice
Amali, Water Mill, NY

Pastry Chef Daniel Skurnick
Le Coucou, NYC

Roxanne Spruance
Kingsley, NYC

Galen Zamarra
Mas Farmhouse, NYC

*List in formation.


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