Taste America® presented by Capital One® 


A national event celebrating your local restaurant community.

Taste America will bring chefs and diners from across the country together for a virtual communal dinner to eat, celebrate local independent restaurants, and support efforts to re-build a more sustainable and equitable industry. 

The James Beard Foundation’s Open for Good campaign is committed to helping independent restaurants survive the COVID-19 crisis, rebuild stronger, and thrive for the long term.


Taste America will bring 20 cities together on Sunday, October 18 at 5 P.M. PT | 8 P.M. ET.

The virtual event will include a three-course meal prepared by your local chef, including dough wine, Rabbit Hole Whiskey along with access to cooking demos and our national broadcast featuring emcee Antonia Lofaso, Carla Hall, Gail Simmons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and DJ Hesta Prynn who will curate music throughout the event.

Ticket sales are now closed.


Participating cities:
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