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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2019 Julia Child Award Recipient

Congratulations to chef, restaurateur and humanitarian José Andrés, the recipient of the 5th annual Julia Child Award. For more on Andrés and the Julia Child Award, visit the Julia Child Award web site.

Save the Date!

Join us to celebrate the life and legacy of Julia Child at the inaugural Santa Barbara Culinary Experience, coming March 13–15, 2020 and showcasing the region’s vibrant culinary, hospitality and wider artisan community. For information, visit the SBCE web site.

Inside Julia’s Kitchen

The Foundation is in season six 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.

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Julia ChildThursday, November 14th, 2019 at 4:17pm
#TBT to the 5th Annual Smithsonian Food History Gala at the National Museum of American History, which featured the presentation of the 2019 Julia Child Award to José Andrés. In addition to being an award-winning chef and restaurateur, recognized around the world for his culinary innovation, José is a trailblazing humanitarian and founder of World Central Kitchen, a non-profit organization that responds to natural and man-made disasters around the world and has served more than 10 million meals to date. At the Food History Gala, José was presented with the Julia Child Award by Jacques Pépin (photo 2), who received the first-ever Julia Child Award in 2015 and was Julia’s close friend and collaborator. José’s ThinkFoodGroup team was also at the Gala and joined him on stage to celebrate him receiving the Julia Child Award (photo 3). Join us in once again congratulating José, who joins an esteemed group of Julia Child Award recipients, including Jacques, Danny Meyer Rick Bayless, Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger. (Photos by Pixelme Studio, courtesy of the National Museum of American History)
Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at 2:01pm
Think you know everything about Julia? Soon you’ll be able to learn more from ‘Julia,” the first-ever feature-length documentary dedicated to her life and career: https://t.co/wsEduLNJZ9
Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 12:12pm
Do you know the real story of mac and cheese? We’re asking Jubilee author Toni Tipton-Martin on this week’s Inside Julia’s Kitchen on @Heritage_Radio @thejemimacode
Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 at 11:00am
What is @thejemimacode and how did food writer Toni Tipton-Martin set out to break it? @tschulkin asks Toni on this week’s Inside Julia’s Kitchen on @Heritage_Radio https://t.co/oRsXEIKCAf
Monday, November 11th, 2019 at 12:52pm
On this week's Inside Julia’s Kitchen, award-winning food writer Toni Tipton-Martin shares her #juliamoment @thejemimacode @Heritage_Radio Listen, subscribe and rate the podcast on iTunes: https://t.co/oRsXEIKCAf