Events / JBF Gala

THE 2022 JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION GALA

Fri, November 11, 2022

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

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

Dessert Reception to follow


 

Honoring

Padma LakshmiCreator, Host, and Executive Producer, Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi; and Host and Executive Producer, Top Chef

Featured Chefs

Host Chef Ashfer Biju, The Pierre, NYC

Host Pastry Chef Michael Mignano, The Pierre, NYC

April Anderson, Good Cakes and Bakes, Detroit
Bootcamp Alum 2018

JBF Award Nominee Greg Collier, BayHaven Restaurant Group, Charlotte, NC
Bootcamp Alum 2019 

Duskie Estes, Black Pig Meat Co. and Farm to Pantry, Healdsburg, CA
Bootcamp Alum 2014, 2017, and 2018 

Rohani Foulkes, Folk, Detroit
Bootcamp Alum 2022

JBF Award Winner Hugo Ortega, Hugo’s, Houston
Bootcamp Alum 2017

JBF Award Winner Andrea Reusing, Lantern, Chapel Hill, NC
Bootcamp Alum 2012 and 2013
 

The 2022 James Beard Foundation Gala will celebrate diverse chefs and other culinary leaders who make our collective future more equitable, sustainable, and delicious. Marking the 10th anniversary of our Chefs Bootcamp for Policy and Change, this in-person evening will highlight some of the Chefs who have been part of this journey over the past decade. The Gala is a cornerstone of efforts to spotlight JBF’s impact-driven work, while raising funds to help us affect even greater positive change within the culinary industry. 

Event Leadership

Event Chair
Nancy Lukitsch
 
Vice Chairs
Henni Kessler
Marva A. Smalls - Viacom
UnitedHealth Group 
 

Support Levels  

Chair: $30,000  
Premium seating for 12, including two seats reserved for event Honorees, JBF Leadership, or a Bootcamp alumni chef and their guest, with personalized table signage and place cards. Access to exclusive Leadership Reception and VIP Kitchen tour during the cocktail hour for you and your guests. 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: $25,000  
Premium seating for 12, including two seats reserved for a Bootcamp alumni chef and their guest, with personalized table signage and place cards. Access to exclusive Leadership Reception and VIP Kitchen tour during the cocktail hour for you and your guests. 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 Leadership Reception during the event. Listing as Benefactor on all collateral materials and on-screen.  

Patron: $10,000 (limited availability)  
Preferred dinner seating for 10, with access to general reception. Listing as Patron on all collateral materials and on-screen.  

Benefactor Single Ticket: $1,500 
Preferred dinner seating at a table of 10, with access to general reception. Listing as Benefactor on all collateral materials and on-screen.  

Standard Single Ticket: $1,000 (limited availability) 
Dinner seating at a table for 10, with access to general reception.  

Greens Single Ticket: $500 (limited availability) 
For guests who are members of our Greens program for diners under 40. Dinner seating at a table for 10, with access to general reception.  

Table Inquires
Contact Aaron Hock: ahock@jamesbeard.org 

Menu

Check back soon for this event's menu.

Sponsored By

Official James Beard Foundation Partners


Official Air Line


Official Credit Card and Banking Partner


Official Cruise Line

Event Sponsors

 

Related Info

Black-tie attire suggested

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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