JBF Greens: Foodies under 40


The James Beard Foundation Greens

James Beard Foundation Greens events are for New York City–area food lovers between the ages of 21 and 39. Greens guests get to discover the city’s newest restaurants, chefs, and culinary trends, all while enjoying great food and drinks. While these events are open to the public, a JBF Greens membership entitles you to reduced pricing for all events, early access to event booking, entrance to special members-only gatherings, and many other great benefits.

The James Beard Foundation Greens

Greens Membership

Greens events are open to the public, but a JBF Greens membership offers many fantastic benefits, including reduced pricing for all Greens programming, early booking privileges, and more. The annual Greens membership dues are $75.

JBF Greens members receive:

  • Advance notice of Greens events, which are held about once a month
  • Member-priced tickets for two people for all Greens events (does not apply to non-Greens events)
  • JBF Notes, our bimonthly newsletter exclusively for JBF members
  • Beard Bites member version, our biweekly e-newsletter with exclusive content for members
  • Access to exclusive members content on jamesbeard.org
  • Special monthly invitations by email to purchase tickets at a Greens Table at select Beard House events.* This is your opportunity to experience dining at the Beard House at a discounted rate of only $85 while being seated with other Greens members!

*Please note that JBF Greens members receive member-level prices for Greens events only. Greens members do not receive the member rate for regular JBF dining events at the James Beard House and special events. There are at least a dozen JBF Greens events throughout the year.

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The James Beard Foundation Greens

Greens Events

Held at the historic James Beard House and at other venues throughout the five boroughs, Greens events include wine tastings, multi-course dinners, and From Scratch Sessions, our series of hands-on cooking classes and demos.

Upcoming 2014 Greens events:
  • Sustainable Seafood Dinner at Sopra at Amali (March 26)
  • Greens members-only cocktail party at Betony (April)
  • New Zealand Wine Fair: A walk-around tasting of more than 25 New Zealand wineries, plus food provided by New York City chefs (May)
  • A Night of Film & Food with the Film Society of Lincoln Center: a screening of Jiro Dreams of Sushi and reception with five chefs and wine, beer, and sake pairings (June)
  • Brooklyn Cooks: our annual dinner at the James Beard House featuring Brooklyn-based chefs and artisans
  • Annual Greens Holiday Party at the James Beard House

Past 2014 Greens events:
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center: an evening of delicious food, stunning views, and great music.


Greens Event Invitation Signup

Want to get Greens invitations in your inbox? Sign up below! Anyone can sign up for Greens invitations, but members get advance notice of all events and can make their reservations earlier. Greens members are automatically added to our email list when they join.


Have questions about the Greens membership? Email us at membership@jamesbeard.org.

Interested in hosting a Greens event? Email us at greens@jamesbeard.org.

The James Beard Foundation Greens




Past Event Highlights

Guests at the Greens Sunset Social

Sunset Social

The James Beard Foundation Greens and Stonehenge Partners kicked off summer with an evening of stunning views, delicious food, refreshing drinks, and great music at a sky-high party on the 36th floor of the Olivia in New York City.


Jazz performers at the JBF Greens event held at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Jazz at Lincoln Center

The Greens met up with Jazz at Lincoln Center's own under-40 group, Hang Set, for a festive night of stunning views, classic jazz, and delicious food prepared by some of New York's top chefs.

A Moveable Feast

The Greens joined residents from the Stonehenge portfolio for a unique tasting party, hopping from apartment to apartment to try gourmet bites and tasty beverages, all while taking in fantastic city views.

A rabbit fritter served at the Greens Brooklyn Cooks event

Brooklyn Cooks

At the most recent installment of our beloved Brooklyn Cooks event, the Greens enjoyed an eclectic multi-course dinner prepared by a team of popular Brooklyn-based chefs and artisans. Diners also enjoyed a range of spirits from the Glenlivet portfolio.

A pie from the JBF Greens pie-making class

Fall Pie Class with First Prize Pies

Allison Kave of First Prize Pies taught JBF Greens the secrets behind perfectly flaky pie crust and demonstrated a range of creative, autumnal pie fillings. Attendees were also treated to samples of Kave’s award-winning pies.

Guests at the annual Greens Holiday Party

Holiday Party

The James Beard Foundation Greens got a dose of good cheer at our yearly holiday party, which was held at the historic James Beard House. This walk-around event featured culinary delights from some of the city's most exciting chefs, as well as wines and cocktails.

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October 2012

Autumn Splendor Mon, 10.01.2012
30 Years of the Water Club Tue, 10.02.2012
A Spoonful of Paradise Wed, 10.03.2012
Sexy New American Cuisine Thu, 10.04.2012
West Hollywood, CA Thu, 10.04.2012
Palmaz Wine Lovers' Dinner Sat, 10.06.2012
Beard on Books Wed, 10.10.2012
Sunshine State Celebration Wed, 10.10.2012
Día de la Raza Fri, 10.12.2012
Southern Flair Mon, 10.15.2012
Enlightened Eaters Tue, 10.16.2012
That's Amore Tue, 10.16.2012
2012 JBF Food Conference Wed, 10.17.2012
2012 JBF Leadership Awards Wed, 10.17.2012
Bohemian European Wed, 10.17.2012
Taste of Panama Thu, 10.18.2012
Minneapolis Thu, 10.18.2012
Empire State Rising Star Fri, 10.19.2012
Jean-Louis Palladin Dinner Sun, 10.21.2012
Kickstart Your Cookbook Mon, 10.22.2012
Taste of the Hudson Valley Mon, 10.22.2012
American Classic Tue, 10.23.2012
Historic Elegance Wed, 10.24.2012
Atlantic Beach, FL Thu, 10.25.2012
Canada's Top Chefs Thu, 10.25.2012
Winter Park, FL Fri, 10.26.2012
Contemporary Chianti Dinner Sat, 10.27.2012
Atlanta Sun, 10.28.2012
Ooh La L'amour Mon, 10.29.2012
JBF Awards