JBF Friend Member

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James Beard would have loved the JBF Friend membership because it continues and honors his legacy—sharing his vast culinary knowledge with curious food lovers everywhere. Don’t miss out! Become a food insider, become a JBF Friend.

Become a Friend Member!


As a JBF Friend, you’ll receive:

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.

Beard Bites

A members-only version of our biweekly electronic newsletter with event news, definitions of unusual culinary terms, city-based news about restaurants and chefs, feature articles, and more.

JBF Online

Access to the members-only section of jamesbeard.org, where you’ll find the latest JBF Awards news, the Professional Directory, an international restaurant directory, up-to-the-minute food world news, an exclusive archive of James Beard and JBF award-winning chefs’ recipes, and more.

JBF Membership Card

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

$50 JBF Dining Gift Certificate

JBF Friends will save $50 on the general-public rate for their first culinary experience at the historic James Beard House in New York City. Dinners, lunches, brunches, workshops, seminars, and readings are always on the calendar. Check the listings at jamesbeard.org/events to see what’s cooking. (If you are interested in memberships with dining discounts, consider a higher level of membership.)

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.