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James Beard Foundation’s 2021-2022 Taste America culinary series, Austin edition

Nov 9, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm


A national dining event celebrating your local restaurant community.

Taste America, presented by Capital One, is a nationwide initiative to bring together chefs and diners to support the local restaurants rebuilding a more sustainable and equitable industry.

The dinner at Suerte will be an intimate gathering with safety regulations strictly enforced as mandated by the local governance. Chefs Fermín Núñez of Suerte and LeAnn Mueller of la Barbecue will prepare a multi-course menu that reflects their signature styles, and highlights the uniqueness of their restaurant and the Austin community. The dinner will also include beverage pairings for each course as well as a swag bag to take home.

Taste America supports local chefs and restaurants directly while also driving philanthropic support towards industry-wide relief. 65% of all tickets sold will go directly to Suerte to support their business, with 35% of proceeds supporting the Foundation’s national programming, including the Open for Good campaign.

Maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our guests, chefs, and restaurant teams to experience our events is a top priority. The James Beard Foundation will adhere to city, state, and/or federal regulations along with the policy of our host restaurants, which may include: wearing masks when not at your table, maintaining 3-6 feet of distance away from other guests, and/or providing proof of vaccination. If a city or host restaurant requires proof of vaccination in order to attend, that specific policy will be posted on the JBF city webpage found at jamesbeard.org/tasteamerica. All policies are subject to change. Ticket buyers attending Taste America events will be alerted of the final policy in an email at least two (2) business days prior to the event date. Thank you for your continued understanding and compliance with these measures for your safety and the safety of those around you.

Reservation Policy: Should any events be cancelled due to any unforeseen circumstances, including COVID-19, the James Beard Foundation will offer a range of options, including ticket exchanges, option to donate tickets, or a full refund.

Capital One cardholders have the exclusive opportunity to purchase a Capital One Access Pass that allows them to enjoy the multi-course meal and beverage pairings while also receiving exclusive perks. You must use an eligible Capital One card to purchase a Capital One Access Pass. Excludes Capital One-issued private label cards. Availability is limited.

The Taste America series supports local chefs and restaurants directly while also driving philanthropic support towards industry-wide relief. 65% of all tickets sold will go directly to the participating chefs’ restaurants to support their business, with 35% supporting the James Beard Foundation’s national programming, including the Open for Good campaign. The James Beard Foundation’s Open for Good campaign is committed to helping independent restaurants survive the COVID-19 crisis, rebuild stronger, and thrive for the long term. As part of this campaign, the Foundation has created the James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Investment Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans, which has now provided two rounds of $15,000 grants to 37 food and beverage businesses, majority-owned by Black or Indigenous individuals, across six regions nationally. For information on the Foundation’s Open for Good campaign, industry support resources, and the Investment Fund, please visit jamesbeard.org/aboutopenforgood.

The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America® is presented by Capital One, the official credit card and banking partner of the James Beard Foundation. Through this first-of-its-kind partnership, Capital One cardholders enjoy exclusive access to James Beard Foundation programming. Taste America is also presented in association with American Airlines, the official airline of the James Beard Foundation, and the following sponsors: Premier Sponsors: Deloitte, Rabbit Hole Distillery; Supporting Sponsor: Kerrygold USA; Patron Sponsors: Choose Chicago, Skuna Bay Salmon, White Claw® Hard Seltzer; and Founding Partner: Bowen & Company.


Nov 9, 2021
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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James Beard Foundation
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1800 East 6th Street
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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