BECOME A MEMBER

The James Beard Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. Your membership directly supports our education, advocacy, and thought leadership programs designed to empower the culinary community and create a more equitable food system. Join the Good Food for Good™ movement.

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

Individual

$150 Annual Fee

  • Discounted member pricing for 1 to James Beard House dinners and select events (~20% savings on most events)
  • Early access to James Beard House dinner reservations, available through Previews, our members-only events calendar
  • Priority wait-list access to James Beard House dinner reservations
  • Curated content exclusively 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:
  • Discounted member pricing for you and 1 guest to James Beard House dinners and select events (~20% savings on most events)
  • Exclusive offers through JBF Perks

Patron

$500 Annual Fee

  • All James Beard Circle members receive the above benefits, plus:
  • Discounted member pricing for you and 3 guests to James Beard House dinners and select events (~20% savings on most events)
  • Invitation for 2 to annual Beard Circle receptions in New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles
  • Exclusive JBF food guide to cities across the country
  • Limited edition James Beard Foundation swag

Sustainer

$1,000 Annual Fee

  • All Patron benefits, plus:
  • Discounted member pricing for you and 5 guests to James Beard House dinners and select events (~20% savings on most events)
  • 2 complimentary 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 exclusive industry event only takes place in Chicago.

Benefactor

$2,500 Annual Fee

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

3 Currently, this exclusive industry 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’s Official Bookings Partner, with unparalleled dining access and experience across leading restaurants in New York City, San Francisco, and London.5
  • 2 complimentary tickets to the James Beard 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, co-worker, or friend
  • (Value of goods and services $3,650)

3 Currently, this exclusive industry 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 40.6

Greens Individual

$75 Annual Fee

  • Discounted tickets for you and 1 guest to all Greens events (does not apply to non-Greens events)
  • Advance notice and early access to Greens Events
  • Invitations to complimentary members-only Greens events

Greens Dual

$150 Annual Fee

  • All Greens Individual benefits, plus:
  • Member pricing for you and 1 guest to James Beard House dinners

6 Currently, Greens member events take place in New York City and Chicago. Greens members must be over the age of 21.

Culinary Industry

Annual Fee: Resident $275/Non-Resident $175

  • Member pricing for you and 1 guest 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.