The James Beard Foundation – 2017 JBF Chefs & Champagne
Auction Ends: Jul 26, 2017 08:00 PM EDT

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Chefs & Champagne® Online Auction- Over 30 New Items Just Added!

The James Beard Foundation is offering its friends and members access to advanced online bidding on a select number of auction packages from our upcoming Chefs & Champagne®.

Chefs & Champagne® is the James Beard Foundation’s annual summer tasting party, featuring flowing Champagne and culinary offerings from a select group of more than 40 celebrated chefs, many from JBF Award–winning restaurants. Chefs & Champagne® raises funds for the philanthropic work of the James Beard Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The recipient of the Christian Wölffer Scholarship Program, which supports students pursuing food and wine studies, will also be announced at the event. 

Our 2017 honoree is multiple James Beard Award–winning chef, author, philanthropist, and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson.

The online portion of the Chefs & Champagne® auction will run through July 26, 2017, with the silent auction taking place on July 29, 2017. Proceeds benefit the James Beard Foundation, whose mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.

Auction items range from exotic vacation getaways to decadent dining experiences. Click on the links below to learn more about the exciting packages on the block. Let the bidding begin!


All sales are FINAL. No returns or credits are allowed. The highest acceptable bid received prior to the end of the auction date and time shall be the Buyer, who will assume full risk and responsibility of the lot. 

All packages are sold "AS IS." Please inspect all merchandise and read lot descriptions carefully. Travel, special events, and dinner packages expire one year from auction date unless otherwise specified. All hotel accommodations and travel reservations are subject to space availability. Blackout dates may apply. Air travel, when provided, originates from New York/Newark airports unless otherwise indicated on certificate.

Unless otherwise indicated, all silent auction travel packages are for two (2) people and do not include airfares, car rentals, or other transportation to and from destinations. Travel packages are subject to blackout and expiration dates in 2017 and 2018. We strongly recommend that you book your travel packages within ninety (90) days of purchase to reserve the dates you prefer. The James Beard Foundation is not responsible for making travel reservations, event planning, or catering arrangements unless otherwise indicated. The purchaser is responsible for researching all applicable passport and visa requirements on foreign travel packages. 

Dinners and catered events do not include beverages, taxes, or gratuities unless otherwise stated. 

Buyer is responsible for all shipping expenses. Applicable Shipping Fees will be billed to the winning bidder's credit card on file.