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 and tasting party, held under a sprawling tent at Wölffer Estate Vineyard, will feature Wölffer Estate wines, dishes from more than 35 notable chefs, and flowing Champagne Boizel, 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.