The annual Chefs & Champagne will take place on Saturday, July 28th from 6-8:30pm with a VIP hour from 5-6pm at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack. 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 will feature Wölffer Estate wines, dishes from more than 35 notable chefs, and flowing , 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’s yearlong 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.
JBF Chefs & Champagne is considered the East End’s premier culinary event and fundraiser. Proceeds will support JBF’s initiatives, which include the Impact Programs in areas of seafood sustainability, food waste, chef advocacy, childhood nutrition; the Women’s Leadership Programs, the numerous Scholarship programs, and more. A silent auction consisting of fine dining experiences, wines and spirits, cookware, and culinary travel packages will also raise funds for this work.
Sponsors include Alain Milliat; Audi; Big Green Egg; Hamptons.com; Hamptons Magazine; Heineken; Lakhani Coaching; Loaker; Melissa’s Produce; Royal Cup Coffee and Tea; Saratoga Spring Water Company; Seedlip®, Tito’s Handmade Vodka; VerTerra Dinnerware; Windstar Cruises; WVVH.
The auction is now LIVE: https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?vhost=jbfauction
Super Silent items range from a 4-night stay to Hawaii, an extraordinary weekend in Raleigh, NC for 6, an escape to Gurney’s Montauk Yacht Club and much more!
General Admission for JBF Members are $225, Non-members $300. General admission includes: all tastings, silent auction bidding opportunities, and gift bag.
VIP Premium Admission tickets are $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 VIP After-Party sponsors are Restaurants Amali, NYC and Calissa, Water Mill, NY. Click the link below to purchase your tickets.
*Header photo by Phil Gross / Photos courtesy of Chefs and Champagne