James Beard Foundation members receive exclusive access to exceptional culinary experiences while supporting the Foundation’s commitment to Good Food for Good™. Help us to realize our vision of a more delicious, diverse, and sustainable food culture for all by becoming a member today!1

1 Some restrictions apply. The James Beard Foundation reserves the right to make adjustments to its membership levels and benefits at any time. Memberships are non-transferrable.

Individual

$150 Annual Fee

  • Member receives member pricing for James Beard House dinners and select events
  • Early access to James Beard House dinner reservations
  • Priority wait-list access to James Beard House dinner reservations
  • Subscription to Previews, member-only James Beard House upcoming events calendar
  • Subscription to Beard Bites, our weekly digital newsletter
  • Culinary content curated especially for members
  • Dedicated entry at JBF events for you and your guests2

2 Does not include James Beard House.

Dual

$300 Annual Fee

  • All individual benefits, plus:
  • Member pricing for 2 guests to James Beard House dinners and select events
  • Exclusive offers through JBF Perks

Patron

$500 Annual Fee

  • All James Beard Circle members receive the above benefits, plus:
  • Member pricing for 4 guests to James Beard House dinners and select events
  • Invitation for 2 to annual Beard Circle receptions in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles
  • JBF curated food recommendations in cities across the country
  • Limited edition James Beard swag

Sustainer

$1,000 Annual Fee

  • All Patron benefits, plus:
  • Member pricing for 6 guests to James Beard House dinners and select events
  • 2 tickets to Chef’s Night Out event3
  • Invitation for 2 to an annual JBF Leadership Breakfast
  • 2 Greens Individual Memberships to gift to family, friends, or co-workers
  • (value of goods and services $350)

3 Currently, this event only takes place in Chicago.

Benefactor

$2,500 Annual Fee

  • All Sustainer benefits, plus:
  • 2 tickets to 1 Taste America Raising the Bar cocktail reception4
  • Invitation for 2 to Annual Awards ancillary events3
  • A culinary book curated by James Beard Foundation
  • (value of goods and services $650)

3 Currently, this event only takes place in Chicago.
4 Currently, this event takes place in cities across the country.

Champion

$5,000 Annual Fee

  • All Benefactor benefits, plus:
  • Honorary one-year membership to inHouse, JBF Official Bookings Partner, with unparalleled dining access and experience across leading restaurants in New York, San Francisco, and London.5
  • 2 tickets to Restaurant and Chef Awards Gala3
  • Private James Beard House historic tour and Board Room reception for up to 6 guests
  • 1 Dual Membership to gift to a family-member, friend, or co-worker
  • (value of goods and services $3,650)

3 Currently, this event only takes place in Chicago.
5 inHouse is a global hospitality program connecting restaurants and regulars; be a regular, on the regular.

James Beard Foundation Greens members are young food lovers over the age of 21.6

Greens Individual

$75 Annual Fee

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

Greens Dual

$150 Annual Fee

  • All Greens Individual benefits, plus:
  • Member pricing for 2 total to James Beard House dinners

6 Currently, these events take place in Chicago and New York City.

Culinary Industry

$175-275 Annual Fee (Resident $275/Non-Resident $175)

  • Member pricing for an additional guest (2 total) to James Beard House dinners and select events
  • Exclusive offers through our JBF Perks

Resident $275 Annual Fee

Non-Resident $175 Annual Fee

Please note: Members at the Culinary Professional level outside a 75-Mile radius of Manhattan are considered non-residents.