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

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Latest News

2020 Julia Child Award Recipient

Food Tank’s Danielle Nierenberg has been named this year’s Julia Child Award recipient and will use the accompanying $50,000 grant to fund a new series of Food Tank Food Talk Live events, as well as a Food Justice Fellowship. Read more.

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.

Inside Julia’s Kitchen

The Foundation is in season nine 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.

Thursday, November 26th, 2020 at 12:31pm
Happy Thanksgiving from The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts. Here’s Julia in 1971, putting the final touches on her holiday bird for episode #246 of The French Chef #thanksgiving #juliachild (Photo: Schlesinger) JuliaChildJCF photo
Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 at 3:46pm
People Who Love to Eat Are Always the Best People is the first-ever authoritative collection of Julia quotes. Get the inside scoop from @AAKnopf senior editor Lexy Bloom on Inside Julia’s Kitchen. @Heritage_Radio
Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 at 2:30pm
Don’t miss this major online event on #FoodSystems hosted by @BarillaCFN & @foodtank, with experts in production, policy, nutrition, business, tech & more! Let’s make the future grow! @footank @DaniNierenberg #ResettingFood
Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 at 6:09pm
What was Julia’s legendary editor, Judith Jones' best advice? We’re asking @AAKnopf senior editor Lexy Bloom on this week’s Inside Julia’s Kitchen @Heritage_Radio
Monday, November 23rd, 2020 at 12:13pm
Happy birthday to Chicago-based chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and 2016 @JuliaChildAward recipient @Rick_Bayless. Learn more about Rick on the Julia Child Award website: