Women in Whites: The 2013 James Beard Foundation Gala
Fri, November 15, 2013
James Beard was a passionate champion of female cooks. Many of the women he supported, like Julia Child, M.F.K. Fisher, and Alice Waters, went on to become some of the most legendary figures in American food.
In honor of the accomplishments of women in our industry, the theme of the 2013 James Beard Foundation Gala is Women in Whites. We’ve invited some of the country’s most talented and successful female toques to craft an unforgettable multicourse meal, which will be complemented with exquisite pairings from renowned female winemakers.
Our outstanding female participants:
Atelier Crenn, San Francisco
JBF Award Winner Melissa Kelly
Primo, Rockland, ME
JBF Award Winner Barbara Lynch
No. 9 Park, Boston
JBF Award Winner Sherry Yard
Helms Bakery, Los Angeles
JBF Award Winner Merry Edwards
Merry Edwards Winery, Sebastopol, CA
Mixologist and Owner Audrey Saunders
Pegu Club, NYC
And featuring auctioneer Billy Harris!
The Four Seasons
99 East 52nd Street
Reception and Silent Auction 7:00 P.M.
Dinner and Live Auction 8:00 P.M.
Event chair table of 10: $25,000
Vice chair table of 10: $20,000
Benefactor table of 10: $15,000
Benefactor ticket: $1,500
Host member ticket: $750
Host general public ticket: $1,000
Support at the benefactor level and above includes exclusive access to the kitchen during the reception, premier seating at the gala, and a special gift bag as outlined on the enclosed form.
Kimberly Grillo Bernstein
Henni and John Kessler
Honorary Event Chairs
Host Committee Chairs
Zachary and Lori Pomerantz
Jennifer Oz LeRoy
Featuring live music by Joelle & The Pinehurst Trio.
For table purchases: Kris Moon at 212.627.5252 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For ticket purchases: JBF Reservations at 212.627.2308
Black-tie attire suggested.