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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PBS brings Julia back to the screen with friends, including Jacques Pépin, José André, Eric Ripert, Carla Hall, and Martha Stewart. PBS Food Martha Stewart
Monday, February 24th, 2020 at 1:48pm
Go behind the scenes of our podcast, Inside Julia’s Kitchen, at the upcoming @sbculinaryexperience #JuliaMoment March 15
Friday, February 21st, 2020 at 11:05am
Sending big birthday wishes to chef, restaurateur and 2018 @JuliaChildAward recipient @MarySueMilliken. (Photo courtesy of the National Museum of American History) JuliaChildJCF photo
Thursday, February 20th, 2020 at 1:50pm
Congrats to the nominees for the @IACPCulinary Julia Child First Book Award, presented @JuliaChildJCF: Yohanis Gebreyesus + @koehlercooks (Ethiopia); Gabriela Camara + @MalenaWatrous (My Mexico City Kitchen); and @borschnotears (Salt & Time).