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Chefs & Champagne®

Sat, July 28, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Wölffer Estate Vineyard
Member Price: $225 Public Price: $300 Click here for tickets. Reservations Policy

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VIP Premium Admission: JBF Members and General Public: $425; VIP table of 10: $4,500
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!

Join us at James Beard Foundation’s Chefs & Champagne® for delicious seasonal tastings from over 35 chefs, complemented with flowing Champagne Boizel and Wölffer Estate wines, and be a part of JBF's year-long "Rise" celebration—a salute to the countless ways our food community rises to meet the world’s challenges and makes it a more delicious, diverse, and sustainable place for all. Held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the stunning, sustainably-farmed Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, NY, this annual culinary highlight of the Hamptons summer season will showcase chefs who embody the leadership and commitment that JBF supports everyday through its many programs including Awards, Women’s Leadership, Impact programs, and Scholarship, including announcement of the 2018 recipient of Christian Wölffer Scholarship at Chefs & Champagne.

Our 2018 Guest of Honor is Padma Lakshmi, host and executive producer of Bravo’s James Beard Award–winning and Emmy award–winning Top Chef, food expert, model, actress, and best-selling author.


Participating Chefs*:

Alex Baker
Yves, NYC

Emma Bengtsson 
Aquavit, NYC

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

Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis
Root & Bone, NYC and Stiltsville Fish Bar, Miami Beach, FL

Peter Botros
The Stone House at Clove Lakes, Staten Island, NY 

PJ Calapa 
Scampi, NYC 

Adrienne Cheatham 
SundayBest Dinner Series, NYC

JBF Award Winner Abe Conlon
Fat Rice, Chicago by Chefs Club New York

Michael Corvino
Corvino Supper Club & Tasting Room, Kansas City, MO

Pastry Chef Jessica Craig
L’Artusi, NYC

Suzanne Cupps 
Untitled at the Whitney, NYC

Georgette Farkas
Rotisserie Georgette, NYC

JBF Award Winning–Pastry Chef Claudia Fleming
The North Fork Table & Inn, Southold, NY 

Tom Fraker
Melissa's Produce, CA

Nicole Gajadhar
Saxon + Parole, NYC

Gregory Gourdet
Sage Restaurant Group, Portland, OR

Joseph Gurrera
Citarella, Bridgehampton, East Hampton, and Southampton, NY; Greenwich, CT; and NYC

Patti Jackson
Delaware and Hudson, Brooklyn, NY

Jimmy Lau
Shuko, NYC

Mina Newman
Sen Sakana, NYC

Ayesha Nurdjaja
Shuka, NYC

Chintan Pandya
Rahi, NYC

Pastry Chef Deborah Racicot
Locanda Verde, NYC  

Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli
Don Angie, NYC

Laëtitia Rouabah
Benoit Restaurant and Wine Bar, NYC

Surbhi Sahni
Saar Indian Bistro, NYC

Barbara Sibley
La Palapa, NYC

Joseph Smith
Wölffer Kitchen, Sag Harbor, NY

Roxanne Spruance
Kingsley, NYC

Nick Stefanelli
Masseria, Washington, D.C.

Chris Starkus
Urban Famer, Denver

Hillary Sterling
Vic’s, NYC

Audrey Villegas
2 Spring, Oyster Bay, NY

Jason Weiner
Almond, NYC and Bridgehampton, NY

Mathew Woolf
Rainbow Room and Bar SixtyFive, NYC

Emily Yuen
Bessou, NYC

*List in formation.


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