Upcoming virtual James Beard Foundation events.

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All events are free unless otherwise noted.



Tuesday, July 14

Industry Support Webinar: Lessons From Indigenous Food Models in a Time of Pandemic
Featuring A-dae Romero-Briones, First Nations Development Institute, Longmont, CO; Petra Harmon One Hawk, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe; Valerie Segrest, Native American Agriculture Fund; and moderated by VP of Community Colleen Vincent, James Beard Foundation

2:00 P.M. ET

The global COVID-19 crisis has exposed structural weaknesses in our dominant food supply chain. In this panel, we will explore how Indigenous peoples have survived, thrived, and continued to grow their food systems, culture, and communities in the face of tragedy and countless historical pandemics and epidemics.

Register Here.


Wednesday, July 15

James Beard Media Awards at Home: Representation in Food Media
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

6:00 P.M. ET

Lack of BIPOC representation has been a pervasive issue in food media. Looking at our panelists today, we ask the question: Is the face of food media changing? These Media Award winners will discuss how representation of diverse people and voices in food media has been lacking and how it must evolve in this important time of change.

Watch Here.


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
6:00 P.M. ET
Reserve Here
This free event is for JBF Greens Members Only. Become a Greens member.


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

2:00 P.M. ET

The Real Economic Support that Acknowledges Unique Restaurant Assistance Needed to Survive Act of 2020 (RESTAURANTS Act for short) has been introduced in both the House and the Senate. Its goal is to provide financial support to restaurants—particularly small, local restaurants that may have been left out of the Paycheck Protection Program. As proposed, the RESTAURANTS Act would provide $120 billion in grant programs, tailored to small restaurants, which means no large chains or publicly traded companies. Join us to learn more about the Act, how it would benefit restaurants across the country, and what you can do in support of the bill. 

Register Here.


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
6:00 P.M. ET
Reserve Here
This free event is for JBF Greens Members Only. Become a Greens member.


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
6:00 P.M. ET
Reserve Here
This free event is for JBF Greens Members Only. Become a Greens member.


Past Virtual Events

Monday, July 13

Industry Support Webinar: Gatekeeping in the Hospitality Industry
Featuring: James Beard Award Winner JJ Johnson, Field Trip Harlem, NYC and Just Eats with Chef JJ; 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

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

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

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
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