Show your appreciation for American cuisine and share your enthusiasm with other food lovers.

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 JBF Notes, our printed member newsletter
  • A free, all-access download of James Beard Foundation Vegetables, our debut app featuring inspiring vegetable recipes by James Beard Award–winning chefs (available for iPhone only)
  • A subscription to Beard Bites, our weekly electronic newsletter
  • Special invitations to JBF events around the country

Want more? Consider the other membership 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 FRIEND membership (excluding the $50 Gift Certificate) PLUS

  • Dining discounts for one person at all James Beard Foundation events
  • A subscription to JBF Notes, our member newsletter, and JBF Events, our bimonthly events program
  • A subscription to the member version of Beard Bites, our weekly electronic newsletter

Fellow

$150-250 Annual Fee

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

  • Dining discounts for two people at all James Beard Foundation events
  • A subscription to JBF Notes, our member newsletter, and JBF Events, our bimonthly events program
  • A subscription to Previews, a monthly email providing advance notice of upcoming events
  • A subscription to the member version of Beard Bites, our weekly electronic newsletter
  • Non-Resident $150 / Resident $250

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

Chairman's Circle

$500 Annual Fee

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

  • Dining discounts for four people at all JBF events
  • Invitations to private receptions throughout the year
  • A subscription to JBF Notes, our member newsletter, and JBF Events, our bimonthly events program
  • A subscription to Previews, a monthly email providing advance notice of upcoming events
  • A subscription to the member version of Beard Bites, our weekly electronic newsletter

Corporate Culinary

$1000 Annual Fee

  • Member price and benefits for six people (You may enroll up to five additional names under your title membership)
  • Listing in and access to our on-line Food And Beverage Directory
  • Subscription to JBF Notes, our bimonthly newsletter
  • Subscription to Beard Bites, our weekly electronic newsletter
  • Subscription to JBF Events, our bimonthly program of Foundation event listings
  • Subscription to Previews, a monthly email providing advance notice of upcoming events
  • Invitations to Chairman's Circle receptions held in New York
  • Special corporate discounts for rentals, dining, and more

Culinary Professional

$175-275 Annual Fee

  • Subscription to JBF Notes, our bimonthly newsletter
  • Subscription to Beard Bites, our weekly electronic newsletter
  • Member price for two people to all Foundation events
  • Subscription to JBF Events, our bimonthly program of Foundation event listings
  • Subscription to Previews, a monthly email providing advance notice of upcoming events
  • Listing in and access to the online JBF Professional Directory*
  • Non-Resident $175 / Resident $275

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

Student

$25 Annual Fee

  • Student pricing at select events and educational programs
  • Subscription to JBF Notes, our member newsletter
  • Access to the online JBF Professional Directory*

Corporate Culinary

$1000 Annual Fee

  • Member price and benefits for six people (You may enroll up to five additional names under your title membership)
  • Listing in and access to our on-line Food And Beverage Directory
  • Subscription to JBF Notes, our bimonthly newsletter
  • Subscription to Beard Bites, our weekly electronic newsletter
  • Subscription to JBF Events, our bimonthly program of Foundation event listings
  • Subscription to Previews, a monthly email providing advance notice of upcoming events
  • Invitations to Chairman's Circle receptions held in New York
  • 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)
  • Special corporate discounts for private dining
  • Subscription to JBF Notes, our bimonthly newsletter
  • Subscription to Beard Bites, our weekly electronic newsletter
  • Subscription to JBF Events, our bimonthly program of Foundation event listings
  • Subscription to Previews, a monthly email providing advance notice of upcoming events
  • Invitations to Chairman's Circle receptions held in New York

$75 Annual Fee

James Beard Foundation Greens events are for New York City–area food lovers ages 21 to 39. Greens members receive the following:

  • 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 JBF Notes, our printed member newsletter
  • A subscription to Beard Bites, our weekly electronic 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 JBF dining events at the James Beard House and special events.