The James Beard Foundation is happy to partner with culinary events across the country, helping us continue our mission to celebrate, support, and elevate the people behind America’s food culture.


Chicago Gourmet

September 22-25

Chicago Gourmet is creating a stir this September 22–25. Founded by our partner Illinois Restaurant Association, and supported by our partner Choose Chicago, Chicago Gourmet features a weekend of amazing chefs and delicious food and drinks held on the Harris Theater Rooftop at Millennium Park and other iconic locations.


LA Chef Conference 2022

October 17
Jonathan Club, Los Angeles

Celebrate the strength and diversity of the Los Angeles restaurant community at LA Chef Conference. The all-day event includes educational panels, cooking demos, Chef Driven Pop Up Lunch, LA CONfections dessert extravaganza hosted by Felchlin, Afterparty hosted by American Gonzo Food Corp, plus appearances by Wolfgang Puck, Sherry Yard, Jet Tila, and more.


Tasting Texas Wine + Food Festival

October 26-29
San Antonio

Visit San Antonio and Culinaria have partnered with the world-renowned James Beard Foundation to bring the Tasting Texas Wine + Food Festival to beautiful downtown San Antonio. This four-day “culinary festival with a purpose” showcases both distinguished and up-and-coming chefs from across Texas as well as national all-stars and diverse talent.