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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Inside Julia’s Kitchen

The Foundation recently launched season four of our podcast, Inside Julia’s Kitchen. Already this season we’ve spoken to curators from the Museum of Food and Drink and the Editor-in-Chief of drinks web site Vinepair. There are more fascinating interviews to come, so tune in!

2018 Julia Child Award Recipients

Congratulations to Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, the first-ever team to receive the Julia Child Award. To learn more about these restaurant industry leaders and innovators, visit the Julia Child Award web site.

4th Annual Food History Gala

Visit the Foundation’s Facebook page for videos from this year’s Gala at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, including speeches by Traci Des Jardins, Barbara Fairchild, Kajsa Aljer, Bobby Flay, and honorees Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger.

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Julia ChildWednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 4:58am
Each year the Foundation supports the Les Dames d'Escoffier Int'l (LDEI) Legacy Awards, which provide unique one-week professional experiences for women working in the food, beverage and hospitality industries and with an emphasis on education and mentorship. This is the 11th year LDEI is offering their Legacy Awards program and the 8th year they’ve partnered with the Foundation. There are seven Awards this year, including mentorship opportunities in New Orleans, London, Austin, and British Columbia, so be sure to check out the requirements and get your applications in by March 1, 2019. For more information and how to apply, visit the LDEI web site: http://bit.ly/LegacyAwards2019
Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 at 2:22am
Are you a woman working in food, beverage or hospitality and looking to be inspired by female leaders in your field? Check out the @LesDamesIntl #LegacyAwards. The application deadline is March 1, 2019 https://t.co/POcwaUoemb
Tuesday, February 19th, 2019 at 2:31am
Should you buy an Air Fryer or an Insta-Pot? Listen to this week’s Inside Julia’s Kitchen for advice from kitchen gear experts Lesley Stockton and Michael Sullivan of @wirecutter @Heritage_Radio
Monday, February 18th, 2019 at 2:51am
On the latest episode of Inside Julia’s Kitchen, host @tschulkin discusses must-have kitchen gear with Lesley Stockton and Michael Sullivan of @wirecutter @Heritage_Radio. Listen, subscribe and rate the podcast on iTunes: https://t.co/oRsXEIKCAf
Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 6:11am
This week’s Inside Julia’s Kitchen features a double #JuliaMoment from guests Lesley Stockton and Michael Sullivan of product recommendation service @wirecutter @Heritage_Radio
Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 1:51am
Julia was ever curious about the latest and best kitchen gadgets, so on this week’s Inside Julia’s Kitchen @tschulkin asks Lesley Stockton and Michael Sullivan of @wirecutter for the inside scoop on the newest must-have kitchen gear @Heritage_Radio https://t.co/oRsXEIKCAf https://t.co/wsSxWWfuH4 JuliaChildJCF photo
Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 12:43am
Happy Valentine’s Day! This is Julia and Paul’s Valentine’s Day card from 1959. (Photo: @SchlesingerLib) https://t.co/6maL8ga1sY JuliaChildJCF photo