Event alert: Party with a Purpose at James Beard Foundation’s Chefs & Champagne®

Padma Lakshmi (Photo by: Inez & Vinoodh)

Atmosphere at the James Beard Foundation’s Chefs & Champagne® annual summer fundraiser at Wölffer Estate Vineyard in the Hamptons on July 26, 2014. Photo by Mark Von Holden / Courtesy of the James Beard Foundation.

Tomorrow’s Chefs & Champagne event is one of the best parties of the summer. It’s a fundraiser that supports a number of JBF’s intitiatives, including scholarships and educational programming. The culinary event is held at the Wölffer Estate Vineyard. This year, Padma Lakshmi is the guest of honor and there’s an incredible lineup of over 35 chefs providing tastings for the event. Some of those chefs are: Janine Booth and Jeff McInnis from Root & Bone, Joseph Gurrera from Citarella, Nick Stefanelli from Masseria, and Nicole Gajadhar from Saxon + Parole. Guests will enjoy Wölffer Estate wines and Champagne Boizel, the event’s exclusive champagne sponsor.

There’s also a silent auction featuring culinary travel packages, fine dining experiences, cookware and more. Chefs & Champagne is a wonderful culinary experience that benefits impressive leadership and sustainability programs! Tickets are still available at jamesbeard.org/chefsandchampagne in the following categories:

General Admission: JBF Members $225, Non-members $300. General admission includes: all tastings, silent auction bidding opportunities, and gift bag.
VIP Premium Admission: $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.

Hope you’ll join me tomorrow!

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