Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

FOJBB: Mackinac Island, MI

Cork & Fork: Celebration of Female Culinary Talent

Fri, September 29, 2023

6:00 PM
Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI
Price: Special Weekend Package Click Here for Info - Hotel Rooms are Sold Out!

Grand Hotel
286 Grand Avenue
Mackinac Island, MI 49757

Weekend Program
Friday – Welcome Reception and Dinner
Saturday – Cooking Demo, Afternoon Wine Tasting, and Special Six Course Dinner
Sunday – Brunch and Panel Discussion

Featured Participants:

Master Sommelier Elizabeth Schweitzer 
Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI

James Beard Award Winner Debbie Gold
LeTour, Evanston, IL

Amarys Herndon
Palm & Pine, New Orleand, LA

James Beard Award Nominee Christina Nguyen
Hai Hai, Minneapolis, MN

James Beard Award Semifinalist Mia Orino
Kamayan ATL, Atlanta, GA

Corporate Executive Pastry Chef Jessica Scott
50 Eggs Hospitality, Las Vegas, NV

James Beard Award Semifinalist Deborah VanTrece
Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, Atlanta, GA


Friends of James Beard Benefits, like the Cork & Fork weekend, provide critical funding for our programs, to help JBF achieve its mission to celebrate, support, and elevate the people behind America’s food culture, and champion a standard of Good Food for Good© anchored in talent, equity, and sustainability.




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