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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!



Kick off Summer at Platform

This June, Platform by JBF is full of celebrations. Join us for the power of food in transformation, and the diversity of the culinary world. From an island-hopping Caribbean American  dinner to a screening of the award-winning documentary "Coldwater Kitchen," these events shine a light on the rich cultural legacies and innovative culinary talents that are shaping the industry. Additional highlights include exploring the Indian American diaspora with author Khushbu Shah, honoring the legacy of pioneering editor Judith Jones, and honoring Juneteenth. The series culminates in a tribute to pioneering queer chefs and a lively drag show celebrating the end of Pride month. Throughout the month Platform will showcase the multifaceted tapestry of cuisines, perspectives, and communities that make up todays vibrant food landscape.

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