The JBF Gala: A Night of Award Winners
Fri, November 10, 2017
VIP Reception: 6:30 P.M.
Reception and Silent Auction: 7:00 P.M.
Dinner and Live Auction: 8:00 P.M.
Honoring Susan Ungaro, JBF President, for her leadership.
Join James Beard Foundation trustees, members, and supporters hosted by gala co-chairs Henni and John Kessler, Robin and Fred Seegal, and vice chairs Ellen Hanson and Richard Perlman for the annual James Beard Foundation Gala! Featuring a once-in-a-lifetime collaborative dinner by legendary James Beard Award winners, and live and silent auctions of priceless experiences, this star-studded evening supports the James Beard Foundation's national efforts including the National Scholars Program.
JBF Award Winner Lidia Bastianich and Fortunato Nicotra, Felidia, NYC
JBF Award Winner Barbara Lynch, Barbara Lynch Gruppo, Boston
JBF Award Winner, Jonathon Sawyer, The Greenhouse Tavern, Cleveland
JBF Award Winner Michael Solomonov, Zahav, Philadelphia
JBF Award–Winning Pastry Chef Ghaya Oliveira, Daniel, NYC
Host Chef Mathew Woolf, Rainbow Room, NYC
JBF Award–Winning Sommelier Larry Stone, Lingua Franca,
Willamette Valley, OR
Bar Director William Elliott, Maison Premiere, Brooklyn, NY
Henni and John Kessler
Robin and Frederic Seegal
Ellen Hanson and Richard Perlman
Auctioneer Billy Harris
Event Chair: $25,000
Prominent listing on all collateral materials as Event Chair including a full-page ad in the event program, premium seating for 10, VIP gift bag, access to 6:30 P.M. VIP cocktail reception with exclusive kitchen tour and toast and photo opportunity with participating chefs, full page ad in event program, personalized table signage and place cards. In addition, Beard House Boardroom dinner for up to 12 guests at a mutually agreed upon date.
Vice Chair: $20,000
Listing on all collateral materials as Vice Chair including a full-page ad in the event program, premium seating for 10, VIP gift bag, access to 6:30 P.M. VIP cocktail reception with exclusive kitchen tour and toast and photo opportunity with participating chefs, personalized table signage and place cards.
Preferred seating for 10, half-page ad in the event program as Benefactor, VIP gift bag, and access to 6:30 P.M. VIP cocktail reception.
For table purchases, please contact Michelle Santoro at email@example.com or 212.627.111 x552.
For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Julie Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.633.9145.
For silent auction donations, please contact Victoria Woo at email@example.com.