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Gift Certificates and Memberships

JBF Dining Gift Certificates 

Dining gift certificates are available at any value for use toward all one-of-a-kind James Beard House dinners throughout the year.* To purchase your JBF dining gift certificates, use our OpenTable gift card option. Personalize your gift card by choosing one of our designs, then set your card for immediate e-delivery or schedule it for delivery on a specific date, or print at home and give it personally. 

Gift certificates can also be purchased with any major credit card by contacting Membership Services at 212.675.4984 x221 or emailing, Monday through Friday from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. EST. 

Find out more about gift certificates here.

JBF Memberships

JBF Friend Membership $29

Our Friend membership is perfect for your best friend in Portland, your brother in Houston, or any food enthusiast on your holiday gift list who wants to keep up with the latest trends, events, and chefs.

JBF Associate Membership $125

Introduce your food-loving friends and family to the pleasures of dining at the Beard House. Our Associate membership offers member discounts for one person at all JBF events, along with subscriptions to our print publications. When you purchase a new Associate gift membership, you’ll receive a present from us—a $50 gift certificate towards a Beard House event.**

JBF Fellow Membership $250 ($150 for non-tri-state residents)

Ideal for food-loving couples, our Fellow membership offers member discounts for two people at all JBF events and three months’ advance notice of JBF events. When you purchase a new Fellow gift membership, you’ll receive a $100 gift certificate (or $50 for a new non-resident Fellow) towards a Beard House event.** 

*James Beard House gift certificates may not be applied to any non-Beard House events or combined with any other offer. All purchases must comply with the JBF reservations policy, which can be viewed at Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
**Gift promotions begin 11/1/2016 and expire 12/31/2016. To receive the promotion, you must call membership services at 212.675.4984x221.

View a complete list of member benefits and get started on your holiday gift list now!


More Gift Options

JBF-Approved Books

Visit our Amazon store to find our cookbooks, James Beard's All-American Eats and The James Beard Foundation's Best of the Best: A 25th Anniversary Celebration of America's Outstanding Chefs, along with curated lists of JBF Award–winning and nominated books, books by James Beard, and more. A percentage of every purchase is donated to JBF!

The James Beard Foundation T-shirt collection, courtesy of Flavor GalleryThe James Beard Foundation bowtie, courtesy of BowTie Cause

JBF Apparel

Show off your love for JBF with a JBF T-shirt or bowtie!

JBF-Curated Meals

Spend the holidays with James Beard! You’re invited to enjoy a holiday feast curated by award-winning chefs, without ever leaving your home. The James Beard Foundation is partnering with Chef’d so that you can cook recipes by the chefs we love. Chef’d will deliver the preportioned ingredients for a delicious holiday feast straight to your kitchen—all you have to do is cook. See what’s on the menu at

Gift Baskets

Melissa's Produce has partnered with JBF to offer three special gift baskets for the holidays: the Deluxe Exotic and Tropical Fruit Basket, the Timeless Treats Basket, and the Executive Fruit Gift Basket. Visit to find the perfect gift for your family's taste buds.