Fellows Program

Partners & The Program

The Blackberry Farm Foundation and its Sam Beall Fellows Program depend on enduring partnerships with hospitality industry leaders and food and beverage operators and makers who supply opportunities for Fellows to have immersive work and learning experiences, hold fundraising events and activities, provide guidance and expertise, and help to create positive awareness of the mission.

Program Timeline

March thru April
2018

Presentations to partners and stakeholders for review and comment

Selection of employer-partners

May thru July
2018

Formation of the advisory council

Formation of the selection committee

Establishment of employer-partner agreements

Development of itineraries and schedules

Nomination, applications, review, and selection of Fellows

August
2018

Annual “Passing the Torch” event at Blackberry Farm

Announcement of the inaugural class of Sam Beall Fellows

Program Itenerary

Napa Valley

Four-week kitchen stage at a top-tier restaurant

An in-depth vineyard tour per week

Potential stages at premier small hotels and inns

San Francisco

Two-week kitchen stage at a Foundation-partner restaurant

Travel and relocation week

Colorado or Other Location

Two-week stage at a premier small hotel or inn

One-week front-of-house stage at a top-tier restaurant

Travel and relocation week

New York

Four-week kitchen stage at Michelin-starred restaurant

Two-week front-of-house stage at a top-tier restaurant

Stages on opportunity days at other Foundation-partner restaurants

Blackberry Farm

Two-week front-of-house stage at a top-tier restaurant

Stages on opportunity days at other Foundation-partner restaurants

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