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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 Child shared a photo.Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 at 3:25pm
More can’t miss programming at the upcoming Santa Barbara Culinary Experience #excited #sbculinaryexperience
Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 at 12:31pm
How does Alaska’s isolated geography shape its food culture? Tune in to this week’s Inside Julia’s Kitchen, featuring Alaskan food and culture writer @julia_omalley to find out @Heritage_Radio @AnchorageMuseum https://t.co/oRsXEIKCAf
Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 at 12:31pm
More can't miss programming at the upcoming @sbculinaryexp #excited #sbculinaryexperience https://t.co/vsKZZk2Tz3
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Santa Barbara Culinary Experience @sbculinaryexp
Enjoy Julia Child’s favorite dishes in one of her favorite places—the iconic @SanYsidroRanch on 3/13. A four-course menu will be created by chef Matt Johnson honoring her legacy, accompanied by a tour the property’s award-winning wine cellar. Tickets: https://t.co/smQrlGrapk https://t.co/pEpeX34QrL
Monday, January 20th, 2020 at 5:06pm
In what ways is Spam part of Alaskan food culture? We’re asking Alaskan food and culture writer @julia_omalley on this week’s Inside Julia’s Kitchen on @Heritage_Radio https://t.co/oRsXEJ2drN
Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 at 11:26am
The Foundation is proud to support @LesDamesIntl Legacy Awards which provide mentorships for women working in the food, beverage and hospitality industries. Applications are due 3/13/20 https://t.co/v3O8yimFEO