Due to health and safety concerns and considerations, we have postponed all scheduled James Beard House dinners until further notice. The well-being of our chef community, members, and guests is our highest priority. 

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.