Chefs and the greater culinary community will gather to celebrate “good food for good” at the James Beard Foundation’s Chefs & Champagne®. The most delicious event of the summer raises money to support the James Beard Foundation’s leadership and sustainability programs. The annual Hamptons fundraiser and tasting party, held under a sprawling tent at Wölffer Estate Vineyard, will feature Wölffer Estatewines, dishes from more than 35 notable chefs, and flowing Champagne Boizel, this year’s exclusive Champagne sponsor.
Padma Lakshmi, host and executive producer of Bravo’s James Beard Award–winning and Emmy award–winning Top Chef, is this year’s guest of honor. Lakshmi’s passion for food, family, and feminism is reflective of JBF’syearlong RISE celebration, which launched at the 2018 James Beard Awards and, highlights the countless ways our culinary community works to make the world more delicious, diverse, and sustainable.
General Admission: JBF Members $225, Non-members $300. General admission includes: all tastings, silent auction bidding opportunities, and gift bag.
VIP Premium Admission: $425 for JBF Members and Non-members. VIP tables of 10: $4,500. The VIP experience includes exclusive reception with early access to all tastings; advanced silent auction preview; reserved table seating; access to VIP after-party (8:30 pm to 10:00 pm); and gift bag.
The live auction is now available here: https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?vhost=jbfauction - Super Silent items range from a 4-night stay to Hawaii, weekend in Raleigh, NC for 6, an escape to Gurney’s Montauk Yacht Club and much more.