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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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2018 Julia Child Award Recipients Announced

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.

Save the Date!

The 4th annual Food History Gala at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History takes place Thursday, November 1, 2018, and kicks off Food History Weekend. For information and to buy tickets, visit the Museum web site.

2018 Food History Gala Lineup Announced

This year’s gala features a star-studded lineup, including Chef Bobby Flay as MC, Chef Kajsa Alger of Los Angeles’ Blue Window, Chef Traci Des Jardins of San Francisco’s Jardinière and Barbara Fairchild, food and travel writer and former editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit magazine.

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Julia ChildThursday, August 16th, 2018 at 4:29am
Foundation Advisor Erin Fairbanks is part of a new organization called Women in Hospitality United (WiHU). Born out of the #MeToo movement, WiHU is working to develop solutions and provide policies that set new standards for equity, accountability, and transparency in the industry. They are now accepting applications for their first-ever Solution Sprint, a one-day event to be held September 24 in NYC, and aimed at tackling some of the most challenging problems facing the industry. For more information and to apply, visit the WiHU web site: https://www.womeninhospitalityunited.org/what-is-it/
Applications are due August 24.
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 11:49pm
Did you know there’s a new organization devoted to women working in hospitality and they're working to set new standard for equity, accountability + transparency? Check out Women in Hospitality United and learn about their upcoming Solution Sprint: https://t.co/MXQDf4mY3v #MeToo
Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 1:20am
Have you been tuning in to Inside Julia’s Kitchen, the Foundation’s new podcast on @Heritage_Radio? Please rate and review us on Stitcher. It helps listeners find us, so we can continue to bring you fascinating food world conversations. https://t.co/JJfpxywmy0
Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 4:37am
Love the #Juliamoment? Listen to Inside Julia’s Kitchen for a special #JuliaChild birthday episode featuring Julia’s friends and family sharing their personal memories and stories. @AnneWillan @geofdrum @Heritage_Radio https://t.co/U8Ha56idPR
Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 3:55am
Today would have been Julia’s 106th birthday. Listen to Inside Julia’s Kitchen on @Heritage_Radio for a special episode devoted to the #Juliamoment @AnneWillan @geofdrum https://t.co/U8Ha56idPR https://t.co/gLcjYY26Tz JuliaChildJCF photo
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 11:44pm
Today would have been Julia's 106th birthday, so we’re sharing a photo of her with cake and Champagne, while taping an episode of The French Chef in 1972 #juliachild #celebratejuliachild (Photo: @SchlesingerLib) https://t.co/58lkBov2Gf JuliaChildJCF photo