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James Beard Foundation to Host Steamboat’s Bésame

06/20/2019 02:15PM ● By Alesha Damerville

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS- Bésame is pleased to announce that Restaurateur Hannah Hopkins and Executive Chef Joseph Campbell will bring their sophisticated Latin Fusion and hot global flavors from historic Steamboat Springs, Colorado to NYC in their first appearance at the James Beard Foundation on September 26, 2019.

Guests will feel transported to our beautiful Rocky Mountain home as they are treated to a memorable dining experience featuring exotic flavors paired with world class wines and craft cocktails that display the inspiration and creativity that arise from living in a world-class resort town.

Building on the continued success of sister restaurant and Steamboat staple Mambo’s, Bésame incorporates hip design, including classic and local art work with a sophisticated, yet welcoming menu.

Hannah Hopkins- “Bésame is the result of a creative and experienced team that shares a passion for food, art and music. I am excited to bring our taste of Steamboat to NYC where I began my career over 20 years ago.”

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Joe first made his way out to Steamboat in 2013 after beginning his career training under James Beard award-winning Chef Tim McKee and award-winning Chef Landon Schoenfeld. Joe’s passion for food and travel took him across Asia, where he had the unique opportunity to train under a former Chef for the Royal Family of Thailand. His cuisine is flavor-packed, authentic and highlights the sweet, salty, sour, spicy and savory flavors inspired by his travels.

Chef Campbell- “The opportunity to cook at the James Beard House is such an honor. The menu for the event was inspired by my world travels and by the world class chefs that trained me. It’s a menu that reflects everything I've learned and mastered over my career, like your favorite mixtape, it has a wide variety flavor, soul and passion.”

To see the menu for the evening, please click here. Tickets are available at $175 each by calling 212-627-2308 to make your reservation.



About the James Beard Foundation

The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone. For more than 30 years the Foundation has accomplished this mission through programs that highlight food’s central role in our lives. In addition to hosting guest-chef dinners throughout the year at the historic James Beard House in New York City, the Foundation administers the James Beard Awards, grants scholarships for culinary students, produces national events that include Taste America, and creates educational programs for the culinary community and food lovers.

The Foundation addresses the growing challenges facing our food system through its Impact Programs, which include the Leadership Awards; Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change; Issue Summits; and Culinary Labs. Industry issues, such as gender imbalance and diversity in culinary leadership, are addressed through our Industry Programs. For more information, please visit and follow @beardfoundation on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

About Steamboat Springs: A Northwest Colorado gem just 3 hours from Denver, Steamboat Springs is a year-round outdoor playground and a historic resort town where western heritage meets abundant adventure. Downtown Steamboat Springs pays tribute to its ranching roots with a renowned weekly rodeo, heritage shops and outfitters, and a culinary community that takes homegrown to new heights. Activities in Steamboat include cycling miles of single track and endless county roads, tubing the Yampa and soaking in the hot springs, golfing among the peaks and valleys, and exploring the abundant lakes, rivers and streams that dot the landscape. Throughout the summer Steamboat blooms with activity from Lincoln Avenue to the mountain base and beyond. Get Up Here and experience one of Colorado’s authentic western mountain towns. For more information about Steamboat Springs visit