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.
Classic Julia Clips
2020 Julia Child Award RecipientLauren2020-07-14T14:22:12+00:00
2020 Julia Child Award Recipient
Food Tank’s Danielle Nierenberg is being recognized for her work as a global thought leader on a mission to build a more equitable food system and as a champion for underrepresented voices in the industry. Read more.
A Statement from The Foundationchris2020-07-14T14:24:06+00:00
A Statement from The Foundation
As an organization, we are committed to fairness, equity
and inclusion. Please visit our Facebook page for an important statement from the Foundation.
The Foundation is in season eight of our podcast, Inside Julia’s Kitchen, on Heritage Radio Network. Tune in to hear host Todd Schulkin interview the people shaping the way we cook and think about food.
In recognition of National Latinx Heritage Month, Food Tank—founded by 2020 Julia Child Award recipient Danielle Nierenberg—is putting the spotlight on 14 Latinx individuals revolutionizing our food system. Head to the Food Tank website to read about the important work of these Latinx changemakers. Food Tank: The Food Think Tank https://foodtank.com/news/2020/09/fourteen-latinx-food-change-makers/
From her christening photo to leaning out the window of her Paris kitchen in 1949 on the cusp of classes at Le Cordon Bleu – with Ceylon and her wedding in between – here’s an intimate look at young Julia before she launched her meaningful career. The Foundation is grateful to Julia’s family for sharing these special images.