Events / JBF Gala

The 2019 James Beard Foundation Gala

Fri, November 15, 2019

6:30 PM
The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York City
Price: See below for ticket pricing. Check back soon for tickets.

6:30 P.M. Reception and Silent Auction
8:00 P.M. Dinner and Live Auction

Honoring Debevoise & Plimpton 

The 2019 JBF Gala: Good Food for Good will spotlight chefs and other culinary leaders who aim to make our future more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. The event will showcase chefs who embody the leadership, diversity, and tenacity that the James Beard Foundation supports everyday through our Scholarship, Women’s Leadership, Smart Catch, and Impact programs.

Featuring

Karen Akunowicz, Fox + the Knife, Boston

Jennifer Hill Booker, Your Resident Gourmet, Atlanta

Kristen Essig, Coquette, New Orleans

Meg Galus, BOKA, Chicago

Gavin Kaysen, Demi, Minneapolis

Ed Kenney, Mud Hen Water, Honolulu

Ann Kim, Young Joni, Minneapolis

Preeti Mistry, Oakland, CA

Paul Reilly, beast + bottle, Denver

Michael Stoltzfus, Coquette, New Orleans

Host Chef Ashfer Biju, The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, NYC

Host Pastry Chef Michael Romano, The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, NYC
 

Event Chairs

Henni and John Kessler
Ellen Hanson and Richard Perlman
Robin and Frederic Seegal
Marva A. Smalls, Viacom
 

Vice Chair

Nancy Lukitsh


Auctioneer

Letitia Frye
 

Support Levels

Chair: $25,000
Premium seating for 10, plus a featured chef and guest at your table (12 seats total), with personalized table signage and place cards. Access to exclusive VIP reception, exclusive kitchen tour and Champagne with the participating chefs, and a VIP gift bag. Prominent listing as Event Chair on-screen, on all collateral materials, recognition from the podium, and a full-page ad in the event program. 

Vice Chair: $20,000
Premium seating for 10, plus a featured chef and guest at your table (12 seats total), with personalized table signage and place cards. Access to exclusive VIP reception, exclusive kitchen tour and Champagne with the participating chefs, and a VIP gift bag. Prominent listing as Vice Chair on-screen, on all collateral materials, recognition from the podium, and a half-page ad in the event program.

Benefactor: $15,000
Priority seating for 10, with personalized table signage and place cards. Access to exclusive VIP reception and a VIP gift bag. Listing as Benefactor on all collateral materials and on-screen.

Supporter: $7,500
Preferred dinner seating for 10. Access to general reception plus an event gift bag. Listing as Supporter on all collateral materials and on-screen.

Benefactor Ticket: $1,500
Priority seating for 1. Access to exclusive VIP reception lounge and a VIP gift bag. Listing as Benefactor on all collateral materials and on-screen.

Supporter Ticket: $500
Dinner seating for 1. Access to general reception and an event gift bag.

Menu

Check back soon for this event's menu.

Related Info

For Table Inquiries
Nico Rodriguez

Director of Membership and Individual Giving
nrodriguez@jamesbeard.org
212.627.1111 ext. 552

Check back soon for tickets.

Black-tie attire.
 

For auction donations please contact:

Martina Camarda, Development & Membership Coordinator
mcamarda@jamesbeard.org
212.675.4984 x 221

We invite you to support the Foundation with silent auction donations. By donating, you will be supporting JBF's “Good Food for Good” initiative—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.
 

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.