Help support the next generation of great American chefs by hosting a Friends of James Beard Benefit® at your restaurant!

By holding a Friends of James Beard Benefit, chefs have the opportunity to stage a high-profile event that supports James Beard Foundation programs.

Benefits can be presented in a variety of formats:

  • Hosts can offer a multi-course tasting menu, a family-style Sunday Supper, or a walk-around party
  • Benefits may be hosted by a single chef or a group of chefs from a particular city or region
  • A restaurant can host its own stand-alone benefit, or a benefit can take place within a larger festival
Benefit hosts will be acknowledged in our digital media.

If you're interested in hosting a benefit or would like to learn more, please contact our director of fundraising initiatives Izabela Wojcik at or 212.675.4984x248.

Upcoming events:

Future Events - Stay Tuned for Details


July 12, 2024
FOJBB: Colon, MI
Farrand Hall
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July 25, 2024
FOJBB: Chicago, IL
Publican Quality Meats
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August 12, 2024
FOJBB: Honolulu, HI
Istanbul Restaurant
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September 28, 2024
FOJBB: Topsail Beach, NC
Beach Shop & Grill
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October 27, 2024
Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market
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November 3, 2024
Beard by the Bay
Tampa, FL
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November 3, 2024
Sunday Supper South at Ponce City Market
Atlanta, GA
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Past Events