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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2023 Julia Child Award Gala

Check out photos from the 9th annual Julia Child Award Gala, honoring 2023 Julia Child Award recipient, Chef Sean Sherman, at The Depot’s Grand Hall in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Tune In

Season 2 of “Julia,” the scripted series inspired by Julia’s extraordinary life and her long-running television series, “The French Chef,” returns to Max Thursday, November 16, so now is the perfect time to rewatch season 1.

Julia Child: A Recipe for Life

This traveling exhibition, featuring video, audio and photography documenting Julia, her distinctive voice and her extraordinary contributions to the culinary world, will be at Omaha’s Durham Museum October 7, 2023 to February 11, 2024.