Join the James Beard Foundation as a member of our Patron Program or as a JBF Greens member.



We are thrilled to evolve our Membership Program into the James Beard Foundation Patron Program. As a valued member of our philanthropic community, you will receive custom JBF merchandise; access to exciting virtual and in-person events featuring leading chefs, beverage experts, and other industry professionals; complimentary access to VIP receptions and Champagne toasts at select national events; exclusive invitations to private patron events; and more.



James Beard Foundation Greens events are for food lovers between the ages of 21 and 39. Greens get to discover the newest restaurants, chefs, and culinary trends, all while enjoying great food and drinks. Greens events take place in NYC and Chicago.