About Taste America


Taste America is a national program of events that takes place in ten cities over six weekends each fall.

  • Exclusive benefit dinners featuring a visiting Taste America All-Star, local JBF Award–winning chefs, and culinary celebrities
  • In-store celebrity chef appearances, cooking demonstrations, book signings, tastings and more at Sur La Table stores around the country
Email us for more information about Taste America programs and events.

About the
James Beard Foundation

The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor America’s diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire.

Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation celebrates, nurtures, and honors America's diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic knowledge about food, the late James Beard was a champion of American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts, instilling in them the value of wholesome, healthful, and delicious food.

Today JBF continues in the same spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships for culinary students, publications, chef advocacy training, and thought-leader convening. The Foundation also maintains the historic James Beard House in New York City's Greenwich Village as a "performance space" for visiting chefs. For more information, please visit jamesbeard.org.

Get food news, recipes, and more at the James Beard Foundation's blog. Follow the James Beard Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.