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The James Beard Foundation is made possible because of the generous support of our sponsors. Food purveyors, wine producers and distributors, appliance manufacturers, commodity marketing boards, and many other types of organizations related to the food industry make up the bulk of our corporate sponsorship base. Their sponsorship takes many forms. Some of it comes as in-kind donations of ingredients, wines, and other goods and services that help our events and other programs run efficiently. And the rest comes as cash donations, which are used to make up the operating budget of our various departments and programs.

The three main categories of sponsorship are House Purveyors, Awards Sponsors, and Event Sponsors. Many of our supporters participate in all three levels.

House Purveyors
House Purveyors have agreed to supply premium ingredients, goods, and services to the Beard House and participants in Beard House events, either as a donation or at a substantially reduced cost. Their products have been determined to be of the finest quality. For information about becoming a House Purveyor, contact development@jamesbeard.org.

JBF Event Sponsors
James Beard Foundation Event Sponsors support our programming efforts throughout the year on an event-by-event basis. Typically, these events include our annual Chefs & Champagne celebration in the Hamptons (in July) and our industry seminars at the International Restaurant Show of New York (January). For information about becoming a JBF Event Sponsor, contact development@jamesbeard.org.
For a list of Awards Sponsors, please click here.
All-Clad Metalcrafters
Widely admired and sought after by both top restaurant chefs and serious home cooks, All-Clad Metalcrafters* offers six collections of bonded cookware, professional-quality bonded bakeware, kitchen tools, teakettles, and other accessories.
American Express
For more than 30 years, American Express has strengthened the restaurant industry by creating and implementing programs designed to benefit restaurateurs. American Express also supports the restaurant community through sponsorships and commitments to a range of industry organizations and initiatives.
Consumers: www.americanexpress.com
Industry: www.americanexpress.com/restaurant
Appennino Funghi e Tartufi

Appennino Funghi e Tartufi is one of the world's most important exporters of fresh truffles. Located outside of Bologna, Italy, the company's dedication to quality and terroir is unmatched by others in the business. Although Appennino is the second largest exporter of white truffles to the United States, many of their products are also destined for Europe and Asia. Founder and truffle expert Luigi Dattilo ensures that every item that carries the Appennino name is a true representation of the land. For more information or to place an order, visit www.appenninoft.it.

House Purveyor
Charles Heidsieck Champagne
Champagne Charles Heidsieck founder Charles-Camille Heidsieck was the first person to bring Champagne to the United States, where, on a tour, he was referred to as Champagne Charlie. Founded in 1851, the house is known for its Brut Réserve, Brut Millésimé, Brut Rosé Millésimé, and in exceptional years, its Blanc des Millénaires, one of the rarest and most exclusive champagnes in the world.

Over 15 years ago, pastry chef Rochelle Huppin Fleck noticed a lack of comfortable chef apparel options and founded Chefwear. Since then, Chefwear has completely revolutionized the way chefs and restaurateurs dress. Its complete line of culinary apparel is designed to meet the needs of professional chefs, as well as those of the ever-increasing number of people who like to cook and entertain at home. In addition to eight styles of pants and 28 styles of jackets, Chefwear's product line includes shirts, hats, aprons, shoes, pint-size duds for kids, and a full line of women’s jackets and pants.

Ecolab, Inc.
Ecolab is the leading global developer and marketer of premium cleaning, sanitizing, pest elimination, maintenance, and repair products and services for the hospitality, foodservice, institutional, and industrial markets. Founded in 1923, and headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ecolab reaches customers in more than 160 countries, employing more than 20,000 associates worldwide. Ecolab’s customers include hotels and restaurants; foodservice, healthcare, and educational facilities; quickservice (fast food) units; commercial laundries; light industry; dairy plants and farms; and food and beverage processors.
Green & Black's®
Green & Black's® has been a pioneer of organic and fair trade chocolate since 1991. At Green & Black's, every step from bean to bar is equally important, whether it's using the finest organically grown Trinitario cocoa beans or taking that extra time and care to bring out the intense flavor that has become its trademark. Green & Black's artisan-style chocolate is packed with cocoa, making it an excellent choice to cook with or simply to enjoy on its own.
Harney & Sons, Ltd. Teas
After partnering with tea expert Stanley Mason, John Harney founded his own tea company in 1983 with the goal of selling great tea at a price that would make it an everyday luxury. Today, sons Michael and Paul help oversee the company's broad product line, which includes loose and bagged versions of black, green, white, herbal, and organic teas.
Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Hudson Valley Foie Gras* is one of the largest Moulard duck foie gras producers in the world. The company's facility is unique in that all the stages of production-from breeding to packaging-exist in one location. Founded in 1989 by Michael Ginor and Izzy Yanay, the company currently distributes nationwide.
illy caffè North America, Inc.
illy caffè North America, Inc.* is the subsidiary and importer of illycaffè S.P.A., which was founded in 1933 in Trieste, Italy. illy caffè produces a unique single blend of gourmet coffee made from high quality, 100 percent Arabica beans for both brewed and espresso preparation. The blend is tailor-packaged in pressurized containers for sale to restaurants, cafes, homes, and offices.
Jack Daniel Distillery
Officially registered with the U.S. government in 1866, Jack Daniel Distillery, Lem Motlow, Proprietor, is the oldest registered distillery in the United States and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Based in Lynchburg, Tenn., the Jack Daniel Distillery is the maker of world-famous Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey, Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Tennessee Whiskey and Jack Daniel's Country Cocktails. Your friends at Jack Daniel's remind you to drink responsibly.
Melissa's is the premier importer and supplier of exotic, organic, and specialty produce in the United Sates, Working with farmers and growers from all over the world to provide the best of the global marketplace, Melissa's sets the standard of quality and service in the industry.
Plugra European Style Butter
The century-old Keller's Creamery churns this butter in an Old-World fashion to give it more butterfat and less moisture than American-style butters. The result is richer, creamier and more flavorful. Plugra enhances everything you cook and spread butter on.
A worldwide leader in luxury porcelain dinnerware, Rosenthal is widely known and admired for ultra-chic, contemporary collections that are often the result of collaborative efforts with acclaimed artists and designers. One of the best-known collections is the richly detailed and ornate Versace collection, which is continuously updated with new striking patterns and items for entertaining and gift-giving. Rosenthalís varied and beautifully shaped white, unadorned dinnerware is widely sought after by chefs, and graces the tables of fine dining establishments across the United States and the globe.
S.Pellegrino, Aqua Panna, and Perrier by Nestlé Waters North America
S. Pellegrino is the number one sparkling water served in American restaurants. Lightly carbonated, the water naturally contains 14 minerals the body needs and is an excellent source of calcium. S.Pellegrino is a part of Nestle Waters North America, which has a portfolio of premium spring water brands, including Perrier, Acqua Panna and Vittel, as well as the regional waters Poland Spring, Calistoga, Arrowhead, Deer Park, Ice Mountain, Ozarka, and Zephyrhills.All brands are supported by a full array of marketing tools and as well as a deep commitment to the needs of the foodservice industry.
Stölzle-Oberglas USA Glassware
The Germany-based Stölzle-Oberglas (STO) has been manufacturing glass and glass products since 1806. The fine stemware supplied to the Beard House represents just one arm of the vast multinational corporation which manufactures and distributes glass and plastic packaging, medical and laboratory glassware, and fine tableware around the world.
StarChefs(tm) is an award-winning new media site, serving the foodservice industry and food aficionados since 1995. Hosted online by 85 of the world's top celebrity chefs, StarChefs.com has become the most influential destination for original culinary content on the Web. The site receives 14 million hits/month and has won Best of the Web awards from, among others, U.S. News Online, USA Today, Brill's Content, and Lycos. Its JobFinder is the premier employment classifieds destination for the hospitality industry. StarChefs designed, built, hosts and publishes the James Beard Foundation website monthly. StarChefs also offers hospitality companies business solutions such as Internet site design and powerful marketing opportunities such as brand research, contextually relevant sponsorship placements, causal marketing campaigns, product sampling and couponing.
Viking Range Corporation
Viking Range Corporation, the originator of commercial-type appliances for the home, offers two distinctive, complete lines of ultra-premium appliances. The Viking Professional Series is the only complete line of professional-style appliances available for luxury kitchens. The award-winning Designer Series adds sleek curves and contemporary aesthetics to the full Viking kitchen.
Waterford Wedgwood

Waterford Wedgwood USA is the U.S. arm of the renowned Ireland-based company. With annual sales in excess of $1 billion, Waterford Wedgwood is the world's largest luxury lifestyle crystal and ceramics company. In addition to Waterford Crystal, Waterford Wedgwood includes the premium lifestyle brands Wedgwood and Rosenthal.

Wölffer Estate
In the heart of the Hamptons, among a collection of quaint villages stretched like a string of pearls on the shores of the Atlantic, lies Wölffer Estate. Owned by Christian Wölffer, the 55-acre winery has a decidedly European character. Winemaker and general manager Roman Roth's goal is to capitalize on the full potential of the terroir and microclimate of the vineyard, the combination of which ensures the ripeness and acidity necessary for producing elegant, award-winning wines.
Based in Solingen, Germany since 1814, Wüsthof-Trident is the world's premier manufacturer of precision-forged, professional quality cutlery offering three distinctive collections for professional chefs and avid home cooks: Classic, Grand Prix, and the Culinar. Full-tanged Wüsthof knives are forged from a single piece of an exclusive high-carbon, stain-resistant alloy engineered to enhance edge-retention and to facilitate sharpening. Beloved by chefs who demand the best in kitchen equipment, Wüsthof knives deliver high-performance solid weight, balance and heft for a lifetime of cooking with ease, comfort and pleasure.