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:


October 15, 2023
Sunday Supper South, Atlanta
Ponce City Market, Atlanta, GA
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October 16, 2023
FOJBB: Las Vegas, NV
Echo & Rig, The District at Green Valley Ranch

Henderson, NV
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October 18, 2023
FOJBB: Oakland, CA
A Taste of Style - Food Meets Fashion
Presented by Visit Oakland
Oakland Museum of California (OMCA)
Vintage Fashion Show featuring clothing from White Elephant
Oakland, CA
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October 21, 2023
FOJBB: Orlando, FL
Dinner Under the Stars, Lake Nona Wave Hotel
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October 29, 2023
FOJBB: Tampa, FL
Beard by the Bay - Disco Supper Club

November 9, 2023
FOJBB: Orlando, FL
Friends of the Vine
Quantum Leap Winery
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Past Events