We are excited to host a Friends of James Beard Benefit dinner in collaboration with the James Beard Foundation titled “Rooted in Ohio.” This multicourse family-style meal will be a night to reflect and celebrate the abundance of ingredients available in the Ohio region, the local farmers keeping the heritage and quality of these ingredients alive in Ohio, and the hospitality community that makes Columbus such a vibrant food city. 

As a restaurant focused on utilizing fresh and seasonal ingredients, we are always amazed by the variety and quality of ingredients available at our fingertips due to the expertise and care of our local farming community. This multicourse meal will explore the different biomes represented in Ohio, with each dish and drink pairing representing a different ecosphere, such as the forest, rivers, and hills.

This dinner and preceding cocktail hour will be an opportunity to break bread with friends and loved ones and support all those in our community who celebrate and champion a standard of food culture that challenges the way people grow, consume and enjoy food in Ohio.

As a Friends of James Beard Benefit, ticket sales and supplemental fundraising opportunities will benefit the James Beard Foundation’s Open for Good Initiatives which provide critical resources to help independent restaurants build the capacity to come back stronger, more equitable, more sustainable, and more resilient.

The fundraising opportunities of this event will also benefit Service!, a Columbus-based non-profit relief program for hospitality workers that supported many within the industry when the COVID pandemic closed the doors of most Columbus restaurants.

Thank You to Our Sponsors.
KJK Law Firm
Watershed Distillery

Want to donate directly?
You can donate to the James Beard Foundation and Service! below.