The James Beard Foundation’s Culinary Revolution

Susan Ungaro

with Susan Ungaro

President of The James Beard Foundation

The James Beard Foundation’s Culinary Revolution

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Susan and Jenna discuss the James Beard Foundation’s holistic approach empowering chefs to lead and shape the food industry.

Learning Points

  • Life at the James Beard Foundation including a glimpse into the Taste America tour, and their latest book club gathering featuring Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez of Hot Bread Kitchen
  • Cooking as a performance at The Beard House and an inside look into their unique dinners
  • The evolution of food and dining culture and the rise of “chefs becoming America’s favorite celebrities”
  • The Foundation’s efforts towards a sustainable food ecosystem in America; “You can’t have a great meal without caring where the ingredients come from.”
  • The Impact Program, the Foundation’s commitment to improving food policy, and how the team is empowering chefs to advocate for social change with Chef’s Bootcamp for Policy and Change
  • The James Beard Scholarship Program nurturing the next generation of chefs and winemakers – As of this summer, they’ll have awarded over $6.5 million to culinary and wine students
  • Susan’s commitment to increasing diversity in the culinary industry
  • The Foundation’s latest book James Beard’s All-American Eats: Recipes and Stories from Our Best-Loved Local Restaurants