The James Beard Foundation Welcomes OpenTable as House Purveyor of Hospitality
Solutions for Prestigious Culinary Arts Organization
OpenTable serves as the reservation and guest management provider for the
historic James Beard House
SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --OpenTable(NASDAQ: OPEN), the
world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, today announced
that it has become the House Purveyor of Hospitality Solutions for the James
Beard Foundation (JBF), a non-profit organization at the center of America's
culinary community, dedicated to exploring the way food enriches our lives.
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In its role as House Purveyor of Hospitality Solutions, OpenTable now serves
as the reservation and guest management provider for the historic James Beard
House, which hosts dining events showcasing culinary artists and renowned
guest chefs from around the world. In addition, OpenTable is honored to serve
the Foundation's Greens events, Chefs & Champagne^®, and the JBF Gala: Women
"At the James Beard House we're continually striving to bring extraordinary
culinary experiences to our guests," said Kristopher Moon, Director of
Charitable Giving and Strategic Partnerships for the James Beard Foundation.
"The OpenTable guest and floor management solutions and real-time, online
reservation capabilities enable us to further enhance the booking and dining
experience for our guests while at the same time simplifying our
"We are honored to be working with the celebrated James Beard Foundation and
the James Beard House," said Brandon Bidlack, Senior Director of Restaurant
Marketing for Open Table. "We're excited about the opportunity to demonstrate
how our powerful hospitality solutions optimize operations and provide a
heightened level of service for guests of the James Beard House and JBF's
eclectic fundraising events throughout the year."
Experiences at the James Beard House include dinner, brunch, tea service,
literary gatherings, gallery events, and a discussion series that support the
mission of the James Beard Foundation to celebrate, nurture, and honor
America's diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and
inspire. Diners can book reservations and learn more about upcoming events at
the James Beard House by visiting JBF Events.
OpenTableis the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations,
seating more than 12 million diners per month via online bookings across
approximately 28,000 restaurants. TheOpenTablenetwork connects restaurants
and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping
restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back.
TheOpenTableservice enables diners to see which restaurants have available
tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus and other
helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the
company's website and mobile apps,OpenTablepowers online reservations for
nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet's most popular global and
local brands. For restaurants, theOpenTablehospitality solutions enable them
to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations and enhance
their service levels. Since its inception in 1998,OpenTablehas seated more
than 450 million diners around the world. The Company is headquartered inSan
Francisco, California, and theOpenTableservice is available throughoutthe
United States, as well as inCanada,Germany,Japan,Mexicoand
theUK.OpenTable also owns and operatestoptable, the leading consumer
destination site for restaurant reservations in theUK.
About the James Beard Foundation:
Founded in 1986, the James Beard Foundation's mission is to celebrate,
nurture, and honor America's diverse culinary heritage through programs that
educate and inspire. A cookbook author and teacher with an encyclopedic
knowledge about food, James Beard, who died in 1985, was a champion of
American cuisine. He helped educate and mentor generations of professional
chefs and food enthusiasts, instilling in them the value of wholesome,
healthful and delicious food. Today the Beard Foundation continues in the same
spirit by administering a number of diverse programs that include educational
initiatives, food industry awards, scholarships for culinary students,
publications, chef advocacy training, and thought-leader convening. The
Foundation also maintains the historic James Beard House in New York City's
Greenwich Village as a "performance space" for visiting chefs. In September of
2012, the Foundation launched the Diplomatic Culinary Partnership with the
U.S. Department of State's Office of Protocol and helped create the American
Chef Corps as a way to champion American chefs abroad, promote American food
products and foster an interest in American culinary culture and history
through international programs and initiatives. For more information, please
visit www.jamesbeard.org. Find insights on food at the James Beard
Foundation's blog Delights & Prejudices. Join the James Beard Foundation
onFacebook. Follow the James Beard Foundation on Twitter and Instagram.
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