The James Beard Foundation is about good food for good™. Together with fellow food lovers, celebrate the chefs and leaders making our food system more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.

Become a JBF Friend member for just $29 a year—that’s less than $2.50 a month!

  • A $50 gift certificate towards a guest-chef dinner at the historic James Beard House (applied to the general-public rate)
  • A subscription to Beard Bites, our bi-weekly digital newsletter
  • Special invitations to James Beard Foundation events around the country

Want more? Consider additional options below for food-loving diners and professionals — many include significant discounts on dinners at the historic James Beard House in New York City.

Associate

$125 Annual Fee

All the benefits of our JBF Friend membership (excluding the $50 Gift Certificate) PLUS

  • Dining discounts for one person at most James Beard Foundation events

Fellow

$150-250 Annual Fee

All the benefits of our JBF Friend membership (excluding the $50 Gift Certificate) PLUS

  • Dining discounts for two people at most James Beard Foundation events
  • A subscription to Previews, a monthly email providing advance notice of upcoming events
  • Non-Resident $150 / Resident $250

Please note: Members outside a 75-Mile radius of Manhattan are considered non-residents.

Chairman's Circle

$500 Annual Fee

All the benefits of our JBF Friend membership (excluding the $50 Gift Certificate) PLUS

  • Dining discounts for four people at most James Beard Foundation events
  • Invitations to private receptions throughout the year
  • A subscription to Previews, a monthly email providing advance notice of upcoming events

Corporate Culinary

$1000 Annual Fee

  • Member price and benefits for six people (You may enroll up to five additional names under your title membership)
  • Subscription to Beard Bites, our bi-weekly digital newsletter
  • Subscription to Previews, a monthly email providing advance notice of upcoming events
  • Invitations to Chairman's Circle receptions held in New York City
  • Special corporate discounts for rentals, dining, and more

Culinary Professional

$175-275 Annual Fee

  • Member price for two people at most James Beard Foundation events
  • Subscription to Beard Bites, our bi-weekly digital newsletter
  • Subscription to Previews, a monthly email providing advance notice of upcoming events
  • Non-Resident $175 / Resident $275

Please note: Members outside a 75-Mile radius of Manhattan are considered non-residents.

Student

$25 Annual Fee

  • Student pricing at select events and educational programs
  • Subscription to Beard Bites, our bi-weekly digital newsletter
  • Subscription to Previews, a monthly email providing advance notice of upcoming events

Corporate Culinary

$1000 Annual Fee

  • Member price and benefits for six people (You may enroll up to five additional names under your title membership)
  • Subscription to Beard Bites, our bi-weekly digital newsletter
  • Subscription to Previews, a monthly email providing advance notice of upcoming events
  • Invitations to Chairman's Circle receptions held in New York City
  • Special corporate discounts for rentals, dining, and more

Corporate

$1000 Annual Fee

  • Member price and benefits for six people (You may enroll up to five additional names under your title membership)
  • Subscription to Beard Bites, our bi-weekly digital newsletter
  • Subscription to Previews, a monthly email providing advance notice of upcoming events
  • Invitations to Chairman's Circle receptions held in New York City
  • Special corporate discounts for private dining

Greens NYC

$75 Annual Fee

James Beard Foundation Greens NYC events are for food lovers ages 21 to 39 in the area. Greens members receive the following:

  • Advance notice of Greens NYC events
  • Discounted tickets for two people for all Greens NYC events (does not apply to non-Greens events)
  • Invitations to complimentary members-only Greens NYC events
  • A subscription to Beard Bites, our bi-weekly digital newsletter

* Please note that JBF Greens members receive member-level prices for Greens events only. Greens members do not receive the member rate for regular dining events at the James Beard House and special events.

Greens Chicago

$75 Annual Fee

James Beard Foundation Greens Chicago events are for food lovers ages 21 to 39 in the area. Greens members receive the following:

  • Advance notice of Greens Chicago events
  • Discounted tickets for two people for all Greens Chicago events (does not apply to non-Greens events)
  • Invitations to complimentary members-only Greens Chicago events
  • A subscription to Beard Bites, our bi-weekly digital newsletter

*Please note that JBF Greens members receive member-level prices for Greens events only. Greens members do not receive the member rate for regular dining events at the James Beard House and special events.