Chefs & Champagne is considered the East End’s premiere culinary event. Funds raised at the event help support the James Beard Foundation’s mission and programs, including culinary student scholarships and the organization's annual food conference on sustainability, public health, and nutrition. A silent auction will also raise funds for the non-profit James Beard Foundation’s educational and leadership awards programs.
Chefs & Champagne’s main event will take place from 6 to 8:30 pm on Saturday, July 21, and is open to the public—reservations are $200 for James Beard Foundation members and $275 for non-members. General admission includes tastings and silent auction bidding opportunities. VIP premium admission, beginning at 5 pm, is $375 for both Foundation members and non-members. VIP tables of 10 are available for $4.000. The VIP experience includes a pre-event reception, silent auction preview, after-party and reserved seating during the main event. Reservations can be made by calling (212) 627-2308 or at www.jamesbeard.org/chefsandchampagne.