Upcoming virtual James Beard Foundation events.

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All events are free unless otherwise noted. 

 

Wednesday, August 12

Greens NYC: Summer Nights, Summer Rolls
Dennis Ngo, Di An Di, Brooklyn, NY
6:00 P.M. ET
This free event is for JBF Greens Members. Become a Greens member.
 

James Beard Media Awards at Home: Beard on Books: Quarantine Cooking
6:00 P.M. ET

Register here.

Panelists: Amy Chaplin, author of Whole Food Cooking Every Day (James Beard Book Award: Vegetable-Focused Cooking)
Yohanis Gebreyesus, author of Ethiopia (James Beard Award: International)
Leo Robitschek, author of The NoMad Cocktail Book (James Beard Award: Beverage with Recipes)
Moderated by Hsiao-Ching Chou, James Beard Book Awards committee chair and author of Chinese Soul Food

Some food books inspire you to eat. The best cookbooks inspire you to get into the kitchen. Join these award-winning authors for a collection of live demonstrations that will showcase the fine storytelling, recipe writing, and cooking skills that earned them their James Beard Book Awards.

Want to make the demonstrated recipes yourself? View here

Thursday, August 13

Industry Support Webinar: Your Voice Matters–Social Media for Social Good
3:00 P.M. ET

Featuring: Clay Williams, Black Food Folks, NYC; chef Paola Velez, Bakers Against Racism and Maydan, Washington, D.C.; and Matt McClure, The Hive at 21c, Bentonville, AR; and Moderated Angela Garbacz, Goldenrod Pastries, Lincoln, NE

Breaking news, gorgeous food photos, catchy cooking demos, cat videos—there’s so much content on social media platforms. But how can these platforms be used to build community and to advocate for the most pressing issues of the day? We’ll hear from chef advocates and culinary community leaders on the ways they’ve used social media to get their message across—whether connecting others, advocating for SNAP or the RESTAURANTS Act, or fighting racism. Register here.

 

Wednesday, August 19

Greens NYC and Chicago: Roti: The Art of an Indian Staple
Yoshi Yamada, Superkhana International, Chicago
5:00 P.M. CT (6:00 P.M. ET)
Register here.
This free event is for JBF Greens Members. Become a Greens member.
 
 

Wednesday, August 26

James Beard Media Awards at Home: The Wok Therapist Will See You Now
1:30 P.M. ET

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Panelist: Grace Young, The Stir Fry Guru and cookbook author (2020 James Beard Broadcast Media Award: Online Video, Fixed Location and/or Instructional, 2011 James Beard Book Award: International)
Moderated by Hsiao-Ching Chou, James Beard Book Awards committee chair and author of Chinese Soul Food

Here's your chance to ask the James Beard Award-winning Wok Therapist and Stir Fry Guru, Grace Young all of your burning wok questions. Ease your anxieties around using a wok and start to develop that unbreakable bond (and unscratchable seasoned patina). This conversation will also delve into how COVID-19 has affected Chinese restaurants and communities across the nation.

 

Past Virtual Events

Tuesday, August 11
Industry Support Webinar: Fresh Food or Shelf-Stable? Exploring Factors of a Modern Diet

 

Featuring: James Beard Leadership Award Winner and Director of the Food and Environment Program Dr. Ricardo Salvador (Zapotec), Union of Concerned Scientists; Attorney, Judge, and Traditional Food Advocate Hillary Renick (Pomo/Paiute); Kalen Goodluck, High Country News; and Moderated by A-dae Romero-Briones, First Nations Development Institute, Longmont, CO
View recording

Monday, August 10
Industry Support Webinar: Let's Talk About Mental Health

Featuring: Marketing & Event Specialist and Co-Founder Hassel Aviles and Executive Chef and Co-Founder Ariel Coplan, Not 9 to 5, Toronto; and Moderated by VP of Community Colleen Vincent, James Beard Foundation
View recording

Thursday, August 6
Industry Support Webinar: Your Voice Matters—Storytelling for Advocacy

Featuring: Kandia Johnson, Founder & Chief Experience Officer, Kandid Conversations; Roshara Sanders, culinary advocate humanitarian and Chefs Boot Camp alumni; Dawn Padmore, Vice President of Culinary Marketing, Karlitz & Company; and Janina Lagemann-Doné, Strategy Director, Giant Spoon; and moderated by Preeti Mistry, Chef, Entrepreneur, Author: The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook
View recording.

 
Tuesday, August 4
Industry Support Webinar: Simple Steps to COVID-19 Supply Chain Resilience
 

Featuring: VP Nancy Schwartz-Brooks, Sysco Corporation; National Account Manager Brittany Kepple, Hoffmaster; VP Patrick Lynch, Foodbuy LLC; and Owner/Operator Subrina Collier, The Yolk Cafe and Leah and Louise, Charlotte, NC; and moderated by Andrew Greene, Chartwells Higher Education Division
View recording.

 
Thursday, July 30
Industry Support Webinar: Your Voice Matters: Food Policy in COVID-19
 
Featuring: Eyang Garrison, Office of Representative Marcia Fudge; Eric Deebles, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition; Monica Gonzales, Share Our Strength; Katherine Miller, James Beard Foundation; and moderated by Patricia Griffin, NVG.
 
Wednesday, July 29
Greens NYC and Chicago: The Magic of Mixers: Unusual Pairings and New Cocktail Trends
 
Fanny Chu, Donna, Brooklyn, NY
Presented by Fever-Tree Premium Mixers

 

Wednesday, July 29
James Beard Media Awards at Home: You Don't Know L.A. Until You Know L.A. Taco
 
Panelist: Javier Cabral, Editor-in-Chief at L.A. Taco (James Beard Journalism Award: Emerging Voice)
Moderated by Gustavo Arellano, Features Writer for the Los Angeles Times and James Beard Journalism Awards committee member
View recording.

 

Tuesday, July 28
Industry Support Webinar: Build Back Better: Sustainability and Viability of Local Agriculture

Featuring: Melanie Brown, Salmon State, Bristol Bay, AK; David Shields, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; Germaine Jenkins, Future Farm Inc., North Charleston, SC; Ian Boden, The Shack and The Staunton Grocery,
Staunton, VA; and moderated by VP of Community Colleen Vincent, James Beard Foundation.
View Recording.
 
 
Thursday, July 23

Industry Support Webinar: Your Voice Matters: Chefs at Work in Policy and Change

Featuring: Chefs Kevin Mitchell (SC); Judy Ni (PA); Sadhana Raj (AZ); and moderated by Impact Programs Manager Ashley Kosiak, James Beard Foundation.
View Recording.
 

Wednesday, July 22

Greens NYC and Chicago: The Magic of Mixers: Mules and Spritzes

Fanny Chu, Donna, Brooklyn, NY
Presented by Fever-Tree Premium Mixers
 

Wednesday, July 22

Industry Support Webinar: COVID-19 and Local Food: Challenges and Opportunities

Featuring: James Beard Leadership Award Winner and Executive Director Cornelius Blanding, The Federation of Southern Cooperatives; Executive Director Dena Leibman, Future Harvest; CEO/Farmer/Co-Owner Lindsey Lusher Shute, Farm Generations and Hearty Roots Community Farm; Farmer/Co-Owner/Manager Wendy Johnson, Jóia Food Farm and Center View Farms; and moderated by Senior Policy Reporter Lisa Elaine Held, Civil Eats
View Recording.
 

Thursday, July 16
Industry Support Webinar: Save Restaurants—The RESTAURANTS Act

Featuring: Chefs Gregory Gourdet (OR), Danielle Leoni (AZ), Sue Bette (VT), and Bobby Stuckey (CO), Independent Restaurant Coalition; and moderated by Impact Programs Manager Ashley Kosiak, James Beard Foundation
View Recording.
 
 
Wednesday, July 15

Greens NYC and Chicago: The Magic of Mixers: Highballs and Tonics

Fanny Chu, Donna, Brooklyn, NY
Presented by Fever-Tree Premium Mixers
 

Wednesday, July 15
James Beard Media Awards at Home: Representation in Food Media

Panelists:
Pati Jinich, host of Pati's Mexican Table (Broadcast Media: Television Program, in Studio or Fixed Location winner)
Marc Fennell, host of It Burns (Broadcast Media: Audio Program winner)
Amanda Kludt, Editor-in-chief of Eater
Moderated by Debbie Mitchell, CEO/ Founder of Deborah Mitchell Media Associates and Past Vice-Chair of the Broadcast Media Awards committee
View recording.

 
Tuesday, July 14

Industry Support Webinar: Lessons From Indigenous Food Models in a Time of Pandemic

Featuring Petra Harmon One Hawk, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe; Valerie Segrest, Native American Agriculture Fund; and moderated by A-dae Romero-Briones, First Nations Development Institute, Longmont, CO
View recording.


Monday, July 13
Industry Support Webinar: Gatekeeping in the Hospitality Industry

Featuring: James Beard Award Winner Will Guidara, Welcome Conference; Tahiirah Habibi, The Hue Society; Justin Gaines, Lou Reda’s: An American Table, Rocky Mount, NC; Erick Williams, Virtue Restaurant & Bar, Chicago; Omar Tate, Honeysuckle Projects, NYC; Enrika Williams, Fauna Foodworks, Jackson, MS; and moderated by James Beard Award Winner JJ Johnson, Field Trip Harlem, NYC and Just Eats with Chef JJ
View recording.
 

Thursday, July 9

Industry Support Webinar: The PRIME Act: Regulations, Ranchers, and Restaurants

Featuring: Rhiannon Hampson, Office of Representative Chellie Pingree, Washington, D.C.; Duskie Estes, ZAZU Catering + Farm, Sebastopol, CA; Butcher and Educator Bryan Mayer, Hawaii; and moderated by Impact Manager Ashley Kosiak, James Beard Foundation
View recording.
 

Tuesday, July 7

Industry Support Webinar: COVID-19 and Supply Chains

Featuring: Andrew Greene, Compass Group; Chef Adrian Lipscombe, Uptown Cafe and the 40 Acres and a Mule Project, La Crosse, WI; Director of Programs for Native Agriculture and Food Systems A-dae Romero-Briones, First Nations Development Institute, Longmont, CO; and moderated by VP of Community Colleen Vincent, James Beard Foundation
View recording.
 

Wednesday, July 1
Greens NYC: Quarantine Cocktails: Waste Not Edition
 
Claire Sprouse, Hunky Dory, Brooklyn, New York
 
 
Wednesday, July 1
James Beard Media Awards at Home: Who Gets to Talk About Southern Food?

Panelists: Dr. Cynthia Greenlee, scholar, writer and editor (Journalism: Foodways); Chris Smith, author of The Whole Okra (Book: Reference, History, and Scholarship Winner); and Betsy Shepherd, reporter for Gravy (Broadcast Media: Audio Reporting Winner).
Moderated by Adrian Miller, James Beard Book Award Winner, Soul Food Scholar and Restaurant and Chef Awards committee member.
View recording.
 
Thursday, June 25
Cheers, Queers 2020!

Host Arnold Myint a.k.a. Suzy Wong
JBF Award Winner Art Smith, Art Smith Restaurants
Food Writer and Author Jesse Szewczyk, Tasty Pride: 75 Recipes and Stories from the Queer Food Community
Mixologist Tiffanie Barriere, The Drinking Coach, Atlanta
Andre Springer a.k.a. Queen of Shaquanda Will Feed You, NYC
Adrian De Berardinis aka The Bear-Naked Chef
DJ Hesta Prynn, NYC
 
 
Wednesday, June 24
Greens NYC and Chicago: Batched Bevvies

Haus, Sonoma, CA
 
 
Tuesday, June 23
Miami Sweet and Savory

JBF Award Nominee Bradley Kilgore and Soraya Kilgore, Alter, Ember, Kaido, BRAVA by Brad Kilgore, Miami
 
 
Monday, June 22
Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi, Host and Executive Producer, Taste the Nation
Clare Reichenbach, CEO, James Beard Foundation
Naz Deravian, Author of "Bottom of the Pot: Persian Recipes and Stories" (featured in EP 106 of Taste the Nation)
Brandon Jew, Chef/owner, Mister Jiu & Mamahuhu (featured in EP 105 of Taste the Nation)
 
 
Friday, June 19
Greens NYC and Chicago: Sparkling Wine 101 

 
J Vineyards & Winery, Healdsburg, CA
 
 
Thursday, June 18
3rd Annual Juneteenth Eve Celebration with Cast Iron Chronicles

Chef Instructor, Author, and Food Advocate Jennifer Hill Booker, GA
Chef & Owner Deborah VanTrece, Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, Atlanta
Mixologist Tiffanie Barriere, The Drinking Coach, Atlanta
Host/ Award Winning Journalist Rose Scott, Closer Look with Rose Scott, Atlanta's NPR station, 90.1 FM WABE
 
 
Wednesday, June 17

Greens NYC and Chicago: Breakfast for Dinner

Suzanne Cupps and Theo Lieberman, 232 Bleecker
 

Wednesday, June 17
James Beard Media Awards at Home: What is food writing's role in a divided nation?
Presented by Capital One

Chef Tunde Wey and John T. Edge Moderated by Jamila Robinson, Journalism Awards chair and food editor for Philadelphia Inquirer
View recording.
 
 

Tuesday, June 16
Grilling & Chilling with Dogfish Head

JBF Award Winner and Founder Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, Delaware and Zachery Dick, Chesapeake & Maine, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
 

Wednesday, June 10

Greens NYC and Chicago: Aperitivo Hour

Joe Campanale, Fausto and LaLou, Brooklyn, New York
 

Monday, June 8
Greens NYC: Red, White, and Orange: A Natural Wine Drink-Along


Halley Chambers and Henry Rich, Rhodora Wine Bar, Brooklyn, NY
 

Friday, May 29
Greens Chicago: Let's Talk Tiki


Kevin Beary, Three Dots and a Dash, Chicago
 

Thursday, May 28
Beard Cocktail Sessions: Bitters Make It Better


Tobin Ludwig, Eduardo Simeon, and Jomaree Pinkard, Hella Cocktail Co., NYC with Jourdan Ludwig, Friends + Family, Brooklyn, NY  
 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
James Beard Media Awards at Home: Writing, Reporting, Broadcasting about Food During a Global Pandemic
Panelists:
Hsiao-Ching Chou, James Beard Book Awards committee chair, author, Chinese Soul Food
John Kessler, James Beard Journalism Awards chair (2020), writer and author
Jamila Robinson, James Beard Journalism Awards chair (2021), food editor, Philadelphia Inquirer
Ken Rubin, James Beard Broadcast Awards chair, chief culinary officer, Rouxbe Online Cooking School
Moderated by Mitchell Davis, chief strategy officer, James Beard Foundation
Veiw recording.

 

Wednesday, May 27

Greens NYC and Chicago: The Power of Pad Thai

Leah Cohen, Piggyback and Pig and Khao, NYC
 

Tuesday, May 26
Smoke and Ribs


Melissa Cookston, Memphis Barbecue Co., Memphis and Atlanta
 

Thursday, May 21
Beard Cocktail Sessions: The Art of Leo


Leo Robitschek, The Sydell Group, NYC; Austin; Las Vegas; Los Angeles; Palm Springs; CA; Scottsdale; AZ; Washington, D.C.; and London
 

Tuesday, May 19
Salmon: The Gateway Fish presented by Skuna Bay Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon

Gerald Sombright, Knife & Spoon, The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando, Grande Lakes, Florida
 

Thursday, May 14
Beard Cocktail Sessions: Calling All Llama Lovers!


Lynnette Marrero, Llama San and Llama Inn, Brooklyn, New York
 

Friday, May 8
Greens NYC and Chicago: Food Photo Tips


Clay Williams, Clay Williams Photo and Black Food Folks, Brooklyn, New York
 

Thursday, May 7
Beard Cocktail Sessions: World of Agave


Ivy Mix, Leyenda, Brooklyn, New York and Speed
 

Wednesday, May 5
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Sylvia Casares, Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, Houston
 

Wednesday, April 29
Greens NYC and Chicago: Quarantine Cocktails

Allison Kave, Butter & Scotch, Brooklyn, New York
 

Wednesday, April 22
Greens NYC and Chicago: Pasta Primer: Let's Make Pici!


Meryl Feinstein, Pasta Social Club, Austin