Events / Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner

FOJBB: Nashville

Soundbites of Nashville

Tue, March 28, 2023

6:00 PM
Four Seasons Hotel Nashville
Price: $250 Get Tickets

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime and only in Nashville event, highlighting some of the most talented chefs in Music City. You’ll get a chance to meet them, savor their cuisine, and enjoy a performance by songwriter Laura Veltz. 

Friends of James Beard Benefits 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.


Dinner Program

6:00 P.M. – Cocktail Reception
7:00 P.M. – Remarks and Dinner
[Dinner will be seated with 10 Chef Stations and guests will interact with all the chefs]
8:30 P.M. – Performance by Grammy-nominated and Award-winning Songwriter Laura Veltz


Featured Participants:

JBF Award Winner Sean Brock
Audrey, The Continental, Joyland, and June, Nashville, TN

JBF Award Winner Maneet Chauhan
Chauhan Ale and Masala House, Tansuo, and The Mockingbird, Nashville, TN

Chef Patrick Hodge
Rivière Rooftop at Four Seasons Hotel Nashville, TN

JBF America’s Classics Award Winner André Prince Jeffries
Chef Tamara Kelly

Prince’s Hot Chicken, Nashville, TN

JBF Award Nominee Philip Krajeck
Rolf & Daughters, and Folk, Nashville, TN

Chris Krantz
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey

JBF Award Semifinalist Noelle Marchetti
Yolan, Nashville, TN
Pitmaster Pat Martin
Martin’s Bar-B-Que-Joint and Hugh-Baby’s BBQ & Burger Shop, Nashville, TN

JBF Award Semifinalist Trevor Moran
Locust, Nashville, TN

JBF Award Nominee Julia Sullivan
Henrietta Red, Nashville, TN

JBF Award Semifinalist Vivek T. Surti
Tailor, Nashville, TN

Chef Aniello Turco
Mimo Restaurant and Bar, Four Seasons Nashville Hotel, Nashville, TN

Four-Time Grammy Nominee/Songwriter Laura Veltz



Passed Hors D'oeurvres

Patrick Hodge
Tuna Poke and Kimchi Powder on Nori Chip
Nashville Hot Chicken Mini Sliders
Crudité and Black Hummus
Watermelon Gazpacho Popsicles

Walk-Around Chef Stations

Sean Brock
Hickory-Grilled Appalachian Trout with Tomato Gravy

Maneet Chauhan
Pork Vindaloo Frito Pie

André Prince Jeffries and Tamara Kelly
Belgian Liege Sugar Waffles with Fried Chicken Breast and Mango-Pineapple-Jalapeno Chutney

Philip Krajeck
Beef Tartare Sandwich

Chris Krantz
Uncle Nearest Perfect 36 Whiskey Cocktails

Noelle Marchetti
Chocolate-Tahini Bars
Raspberry-Rose Pops
Tropical Tahitian Vanilla Choux Puffs
Pistachio-Citrus Financiers

Pat Martin
West Tennessee-Style Whole Hog Sandwiches

Trevor Moran
Tuna Crisps

Julia Sullivan
Blue Pool Oysters with Mignonette

Vivek T. Surti
Gujarati Bhel > Crispy Rice, Tamarind, Mint, Cilantro, Black Chickpeas, Grapefruit, and Peanuts

Anello Turco
Caviar Linguine
Radiatore Pasta with Nonna's Southern Ragu


Special Thanks to Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey and Four Seasons Hotels