Events / Greens

JBF Greens x Virtue Restaurant

7:00 P.M. CT

Tue, February 22, 2022

7:00 PM
Virtue Restaurant
Member Price: $85 Public Price: $95 Click here for tickets.

Celebrate the next generation of culinary talent with JBF Greens at Virtue Restaurant in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. Chef/owner Erick Williams will collaborate with longtime mentees chef de cuisine Damarr Brown and pastry chef Becky Pendola on a three-course menu highlighting Southern American cuisine. 

Dinner will be an intimate indoor gathering with safety regulations strictly enforced as mandated by local governance, followed by a brief Q&A about the impact of mentorship in the hospitality industry. The meal will also include sparkling wine from J Vineyards & Winery.

*70% of your ticket price will go directly to the host restaurant while 30% will go towards the Foundation’s programs, including our Open for Good campaign to support independent restaurants.

Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our guests, chefs, and entire restaurant team to experience our events is a top priority.  The James Beard Foundation will adhere to city, state and/or federal regulations along with the policy of our host restaurants, which may include: wearing masks when not at your table, maintaining 3-feet of distance away from guests, or providing proof of vaccination. Ticket buyers attending the Greens event will be alerted of the final policy in an email at least two (2) business days prior to the event date. Thank you for your continued understanding and compliance with these measures for your safety and the safety of those around you. 

All reservations must be made in advance. Should the event(s) be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, The James Beard Foundation will offer a range of options, including ticket exchanges, option to donate tickets or a full refund.



J Vineyards & Winery Cuvée 20 Brut NV 


Poached Maine Lobster with Charred Broccoli, Blood Orange, and Dill
**Contains shellfish 

Wachira Wines Black Label Chardonnay 2020

Pan-Seared Guinea Hen with Carolina Gold Rice, Greens, Cornbread, and Andouille Jus
**Contains allium, capsicum, capsaicin, dairy, gluten, and pork 

KT Winery Signature Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Banana Cake with Coconut Cream, Salted Milk Jam, and Malted Banana Ice Cream
**Contains dairy, egg, and gluten


Presenting Sponsor

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Hosted By

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Official James Beard Foundation Partner

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National Greens Sponsor

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Chicago Partners

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Additional Support

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Related Info

Learn more about JBF Greens.

Learn more about Virtue Restaurant.

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place regardless of precautions that may be taken. By purchasing and using tickets, you, on your behalf and on behalf of any accompanying parties, agree to (1) assume all risks associated with COVID-19 and other communicable diseases, (2) comply with all related health and safety policies of the James Beard Foundation and any participating restaurants, as well as all applicable federal, state, and local government laws and recommendations, and (3) expressly release the James Beard Foundation and each of its respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, trustees, officers, directors, partners, employees, and agents from any and all claims arising from or relating to COVID-19.

The Foundation is committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity and which is free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. In keeping with this commitment, the Foundation will not tolerate harassment of guests or staff in any form at Foundation events.

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