The Taste America All-Stars are an expert panel of culinary celebrities, helping us to raise awareness of the James Beard Foundation's mission to celebrate nurture, and honor America's diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. All-Stars will create a unique dinner in each city, and make appearances at Sur La Table stores for free cooking demonstrations.
"I know that Jim would have adored to travel to all the cities to share the bounty of America with our Taste America chefs."
Miami / September 20-21
"Miami boasts world-class chefs and a sophisticated dining public. Bring on the spice, and bring on the heat!"
Chicago / September 20-21
"I'm looking forward to Chicago hot dogs, the Aviary (if I can get in!), and eating my way through Wrigley Field."
Washington, D.C. / September 27-28
"I haven't been to D.C. in a while, so I'm looking forward to eating around and seeing what's new."
Las Vegas / September 28
San Francisco / October 4-5
"I’m looking forward to seeing what Daniel has been doing at COI, Corey at Benu, and Stuart and Nicole at State Bird Provisions, to name a few!"
Philadelphia / October 4-5
"I'd like to do a cheesesteak crawl at Pat's, Geno's, Jim's, and Tony Luke's, then out for for tomato pie and dessert."
Los Angeles / October 11-12
"I'm looking forward to tasting the new taqueria called PettyCash. It took over where Playa used to be and they brought in some chefs from Baja."
New York City / October 11-12
"I'm looking forward to tasting Totonno's Pizza in NYC."
Boston / October 18-19
"I'm just going to eat a dozen lobster rolls."
Phoenix / October 18-19
"My first stop in Phoenix is always a visit with Chris Bianco at Pizzeria or Trattoria Bianco. It doesn't get better."