JBF Fellow Members

fellow members

As a member of the James Beard Foundation, you won’t just savor amazing dishes and have access to great recipes—you will be interacting with the world’s best chefs and learning from the masters. Don’t miss out! Become a culinary insider, become a JBF Fellow.

Become a Fellow Member!


As a JBF Fellow, you’ll receive:

Dining Discounts

A meal at the Beard House takes dining out to a whole new level. You’ll interact directly with world-class chefs, something you can rarely do in restaurants. And as a JBF Fellow you’ll receive member prices (a significant discount) for two people at all Foundation events. Check the listings at jamesbeard.org/events to see what’s cooking.

JBF Notes

A members-only bimonthly newsletter not available on newsstands at any price. You’ll read the latest food and wine news and get fascinating behind-the-scenes insights tailored to food lovers. Plus, chef interviews, restaurant recommendations, recipes, cooking tips, and more.

JBF Events

A bimonthly printed program containing menus and event information for the more than 250 events annually at the James Beard House and around the country.


A monthly electronic publication that gives three months’ advance notice of JBF events. A benefit for JBF Fellows, Previews will arrive in your inbox at the end of each month.

Beard Bites

A members-only version of our biweekly electronic newsletter with featured recipes, definitions of unusual culinary terms, city-based news of restaurants and chefs, plus details of upcoming JBF events.

JBF Online

Access to the members-only section of jamesbeard.org, where you’ll find an exclusive archive of James Beard’s and award-winning chefs’ recipes, an international restaurant directory, up-to-the-minute food world news, the latest James Beard Foundation Awards information, and more. Got a question for a chef? Want to find a special recipe? Log in and get the information you need.

JBF Membership Card

Show the world you’re passionate about your craft and committed to America’s culinary renaissance.

JBF Community

Food lovers, family-meal makers, wine drinkers and winemakers, weekend cooks, cookbook readers and authors, chefs, artisanal producers, and others who share a passion for the pleasures of the table come together to celebrate America’s amazing food scene as members of the James Beard Foundation.

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Want to join at a higher level? Learn about the other levels of membership offered by the James Beard Foundation.