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The Food Film Festival
James Beard: America's First Foodie

  • AMC Empire 25 234 West 42nd Street
    New York City

Opening night of the festival will be a dazzling evening filled with the dishes that both inspired and were inspired by the life of America’s First Foodie, the incomparable James Beard.

Thursday, October 19th 2017
7:00pm, VIP 6:15pm
GA $95, VIP $125
Tickets are all inclusive of food, drink, theatre
seating and after-party access.
You do not need to make dinner reservations.
You will go home full!
As with all Food Film Festival events, guests get to taste what they see on the screen…right in their seats!

The VIP Party 

The VIP Party will be hosted by The Wayfarer and Executive Chef Chris Shea. Located steps away from Central Park, The Wayfarer is a purveyor of classic American dining that focuses on locally sourced ingredients.

The Film

James Beard: America’s First Foodie
Directed and Produced by Elizabeth Federici, Co-Produced by Kathleen Squires
America’s First Foodie chronicles the American food movement through the lens of its founding father James Beard.

The Food

James Beard Original recipes including ...

  • The Onion Sandwich featuring James' mother's mayonnaise recipe
  • Leeks à la Grecque
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Crêpe Suzette
  • and more! 

The After-Party 

James Beard original recipes from his first book, Hors D'oeuvre and Canapés, prepared lovingly by ... 

In Association With


Food & Beverage Partners

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The Fine Print

All events will take place at:
AMC Empire 25
234 W 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036

Note: Details are subject to change without notice.
Film screenings begin 15 minutes after General Admission doors open.

All Festival events are 21+

Peanuts, nuts and other food allergens may be present in the food served at The Festival.  Although we make every effort to keep these items separated, we cannot guarantee that the food served will be free of the 8 major allergens identified by the FDA.

By entering and by your presence here you consent to be photographed, filmed, and recorded and acknowledge that such films and recordings of you may be used in any and all media and for any purpose throughout the universe in perpetuity without compensation or credit to you. You understand that all photography, filming, and recording will be done in reliance of this consent given by you.