James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® COVID-19 Disclaimer and Policies


Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our guests, chefs, and restaurant teams to experience our events is a top priority. The James Beard Foundation will adhere to city, state, and/or federal regulations along with the policy of our host restaurants, which may include but is not limited to wearing masks when not at your table, maintaining three feet of distance away from other guests, and/or providing proof of vaccination. If a city or host restaurant requires proof of vaccination in order to attend, that specific policy will be posted on that respective city’s webpage found at jamesbeard.org/tasteamerica. All policies are subject to change. Ticket buyers attending any Taste America event will be alerted of the final policy in an email at least two (2) business days prior to the event date. Thank you for your continued understanding and compliance with these measures for your safety and the safety of those around you.


Should any of the Taste America events be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances (including COVID-19), the James Beard Foundation will offer a range of options, including ticket exchanges, option to donate tickets, or a full refund.


COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place regardless of precautions that may be taken. By purchasing and using tickets, you, on your behalf and on behalf of any accompanying parties, agree to (1) assume all risks associated with COVID-19 and other communicable diseases, (2) comply with all related health and safety policies of the James Beard Foundation and any participating restaurants, as well as all applicable federal, state, and local government laws and recommendations, and (3) expressly release the James Beard Foundation and each of its respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, trustees, officers, directors, partners, employees, and agents from any and all claims arising from or relating to COVID-19.

For more information, please contact jbftaste@bowenandco.com.