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:

The Resort at Paws UP, Greenough, MT, October 7-8

Past Events

Palm Beaches, FL, August 2
Miami, FL, June 25
Colombus, OH, June 25
Wrigley Field, Chicago, June 12
Sunday Supper at Union Market, Washington, D.C., June 5
St. Louis, MO, June 2 & 3
Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market, New York City, May 1
Springfield, MO, April 9
Park City, UT, April 9
Park City, UT, April 8
Palm Desert, CA, March 25
New York City, February 17
Sunday Supper at Union Market, Washington, D.C., September 12