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The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts

Julia Child made cooking fun. She inspired millions to take to the kitchen and appreciate the pleasures of making and eating good food. In 1995, Julia had the foresight to establish The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts to further her far-reaching impact as a teacher and mentor after her death. Since 2004, the Foundation, through grants made to other non-profit organizations and by presenting the Julia Child Award, continues Julia’s legacy, educating and encouraging others to live well through the joys of cooking, eating and drinking well.



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Julia ChildTuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 5:14am
2017 Les Dames d'Escoffier Int'l (LDEI) Legacy Award recipient Ann Brydle manages Cascadia Liquor, a specialty wine and liquor store that showcases products of the Pacific Northwest. Brydle’s mentor experience was hosted by Dame Kari Leitch of Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodville, WA, the oldest winery in Washington State. Throughout the week, Brydle visited Chateau Ste. Michelle’s two locations and learned about different facets of running a winery, as well as Chateau Ste. Michelle’s successful wine tourism business. Here, Brydle (shown with Dame Kari Leitch) shares how her mentorship experience reignited her passion for working in wine:

“All of the women I met at Chateau Ste. Michelle and the Dames in Seattle were so inspiring and kind. They sparked a renewed passion and enthusiasm for my career! I am so thankful for the connections I made and the invaluable lessons learned. This Legacy Award experience has left a lasting and positive impact on me for which I will always be grateful.”

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January is @LesDamesIntl month @JuliaChildJCF. Follow along to meet the 2017 #legacyawards winners: t.co/9hOWTH4rGz

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