James Beard Foundation Launches Epicurean Tour

New York, NY (May 2, 2013) – The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced a partnership with Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature to present The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America: “Local Flavor from Coast To Coast” epicurean tour.

From September 20 through October 19, 2013, the five weekend Taste America tour will showcase culinary all stars and public events exploring the nation’s unique range of local cuisines to 10 cities, including Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. Tickets for the public go on sale on Monday, July 8.

The legendary Jacques Pépin will kick off the program as the Honorary All-Star Chef with an invite-only gourmet burger tasting for culinary industry influencers and chefs at the historic James Beard House in New York City on June 12.

The Taste America Tour will feature All-Star Chefs like; Rick Bayless, John Besh, Richard Blais, Sean Brock, Suzanne Goin, Carla Hall, and Daniel Patterson.

Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa Signature cardholders will enjoy exclusive benefits not available to the public at James Beard Foundation’s Taste America events, including access to chefs, exclusive recipes, preferred seating, and more.

The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America is supported by retail partner, Sur La Table, and national sponsors like Delta Air Lines and more.

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