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:

March 24, 2023
FOJBB: Palm Desert, CA
Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival
The Gardens on El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA

October 13-14, 2023
FOJBB: Montana
The Resort at Paws Up, Greenough, MT

Past Events

Tarrytown, NY March 13, 2023
Boston Food & Wine Festival March 11, 2023
Chef Invitational, Sand Valley, WI, March 3, 2023
Fort Worth, TX, February 20, 2023

Raleigh, NC, December 8, 2022
Sunday Supper South, Atlanta, November 6, 2022
Charlotte, NC, October 19, 2022
Mackinac Island, MI, September 30 - October 2, 2022
Palm Beaches, FL, August 2, 2022
Miami, FL, June 25, 2022
Colombus, OH, June 25, 2022
Wrigley Field, Chicago, June 12, 2022
Sunday Supper at Union Market, Washington, D.C., June 5, 2022
St. Louis, MO, June 2 & 3, 2022
Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market, New York City, May 1, 2022
Springfield, MO, April 9, 2022
Park City, UT, April 9, 2022
Park City, UT, April 8, 2022
Palm Desert, CA, March 25, 2022
New York City, February 17, 2022
Sunday Supper at Union Market, Washington, D.C., September 12, 2021