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Found in the Market 57 food hall, Platform by the James Beard Foundation is a state-of-the-art show kitchen, event space, and educational hub for outstanding culinary arts programming.

Culinary Events & Programs

Featuring a rotating number of chefs-in-residence, the show kitchen will host pioneers of the food and beverage industry—James Beard Award winners, nominees, and semifinalists—as well as incredible emerging talent curated from the James Beard Foundation’s community.


Experience the best of American food culture and the people behind it through our classes, demos, panels, dinners, and more. Buy tickets to our events now!



Discover May's Flavorful Feasts at Platform!

Platform is excited to invite guests to a month-long culinary celebration in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month this May. From intimate dinners to thought-provoking discussions, the lineup promises a diverse array of experiences reflecting the rich tapestry of global flavors and stories. Highlights include "Demo and Dine: Laos Meets Bangladesh" with James Beard Award Semifinalist Ann Ahmed and "Books and Bites: Journey to Southern France" with author Rebekah Peppler. Additionally, guests can enjoy collaborative dinners, such as "Chefs Stopping AAPI Hate," featuring renowned chefs and activists. Throughout May, Platform offers an immersive journey celebrating diversity, community, and the transformative power of food.

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