Exclusive James Beard Benefits

Capital One partners with the James Beard Foundation to bring exclusive content, events and benefits


Capital One’s goal is to help its cardholders and customers do more of what they enjoy. So they’ve partnered with the James Beard Foundation, one of the most renowned culinary nonprofit organizations in the world. 

Capital One and The James Beard Foundation provide a wealth of culinary content, exclusive events, priority access and one-of-a-kind benefits to all cardholders. Get ready to explore unique events and delicious tastings that are sure to be the highlight of any foodie’s year.

Events and Access

By partnering with the James Beard Foundation, Capital One cardholders are in for a treat. A wide variety of feel-good, food-centric experiences and benefits await. Which one will you dig into first? 

Get Exclusive Beard Box Gifts

As of 2021, Capital One has sponsored the Beard House Fellows program, a hub of professional training for talented emerging chefs. Capital One wants to encourage the next generation of culinary talent by helping give them the financial skills and tools they need to succeed. Each of these fellows has curated a unique at-home dining experience called a Beard Box. Cardholders will also receive exclusive gifts along with every Beard Box purchase. 

This year’s fellows use the program to create uniquely delicious menus, putting their twist on traditional dishes in each of their Beard Box entries. Where else would you find Theodore’s fusion dessert featuring chocolate and corn on the cob or Nicole’s mango-tequila pork ribs, unlike anything you’ve tried before?

For examples of past boxes, read more about this year’s fellows:

Learn more about our May fellow, Nicole Merino
Learn more about our June fellow, Mimi Chen.
Learn more about our July fellow, Theodore Coleman.
Learn more about our August fellow, Sofia Mendoza.

Early Access to Greens Events

James Beard Foundation Greens events are designed for food lovers under 40. Greens is a unique way to discover the newest, hottest restaurants, chefs, culinary trends and more in New York City and Chicago.

While Greens events are open to the public, cardholders can receive exclusive benefits such as reduced prices, early access to bookings and more. These events are the perfect way for foodies to discover new restaurants and chefs in New York City and Chicago before they go mainstream. 

Cardholder Benefits With Taste America

Taste America helps independent restaurants in cities nationwide thrive by bringing chefs and diners together for culinary excellence, and it has evolved to help restaurants survive the pandemic. In an effort to support local restaurants and to build a more sustainable and equitable industry, Taste America has partnered with the James Beard Foundation’s Open for Good program.

Taste America events help contribute to the cause, and Capital One cardholders receive exclusive access to Capital One Access Pass tickets. These tickets include special gifts so they can help their favorite local restaurants thrive. 

With these James Beard benefits, there’s never been a better time to be a Capital One cardholder and a foodie. Be sure to stay tuned for more events from Capital One and the James Beard Foundation. 

Capital One is proud to be the official bank and credit card partner of the James Beard Foundation and to support the impactful work they are doing in the dining industry. 

“Capital One is constantly looking for ways to give our customers exclusive access to unique opportunities, and this multiyear partnership allows us to do that while supporting chefs and their local communities,” says Lauren Liss, managing vice president at Capital One.


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