Beard House events have shifted to reflect public health concerns and the James Beard Foundation’s programs.

To continue our mission of celebrating, supporting, and elevating the people behind America’s food culture and championing a standard of good food anchored in talent, equity, and sustainability, we are evolving the Beard House into a showcase for all James Beard Foundation programs and initiatives. Moving forward we will be holding special events grounded in good food for good, highlighting not only delicious food and drinks, but also the incredible participants behind our initiatives like the James Beard House Fellows presented by Capital One, Smart Catch, Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, the Legacy Network, and more. Stay tuned for more information on our exciting calendar of upcoming programs and special events at the James Beard House.

Learn more:

Programs and Events:
Beard House Fellows
Chefs Bootcamp for Policy and Change
Friends of James Beard
JBF Greens Events
Legacy Network
Patron Program
Private Rentals of Beard House
Scholarship Programs
Smart Catch
Taste America Events
Women’s Leadership Programs

Additional Resources:
Virtual Education Library
Industry Support
Industry Support Newsletter
Mentorship Platform

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The James Beard House Fellows Program, Presented by Capital One®

For decades, cooking at the James Beard House has been an aspiration for many chefs and considered a career milestone. In May of 2021, we launched the Beard House Fellows program presented by Capital One®, which re-envisions the potential of this historic space into a hub of training and professional development for talented emerging chefs. Learn more!

The Historic James Beard House 

While he was alive, James Beard always welcomed students, authors, chefs, and other food and beverage professionals into his home—his kitchen was truly at the heart of America’s burgeoning 20th-century food scene. On November 5, 1986, the James Beard Foundation officially opened the James Beard House “to provide a center for the culinary arts and to continue to foster the interest James Beard inspired in all aspects of food, its preparation presentation, and of course, enjoyment,” according to a press release issued that day.