Each year at the gala, the recipient receives a uniquely designed award engraved with his/her name and year of honor. In addition, the Foundation makes a $50,000 grant to the food-related non-profit of the recipient’s choosing.
Award recipients are nominated and selected by an independent jury, who select candidates from a private shortlist, managed by the Award Director. Candidates embody shared characteristics with Julia Child, including being a renowned Educator, Communicator, Innovator, Mentor and Bridge-Builder, and demonstrating Integrity, Public-Spiritedness and Independence.
The purpose of the Award is three-fold, to:
- Publicly recognize those following closely in Julia’s footsteps.
- Shine a spotlight on their accomplishments and actions.
- Help increase the impact of the non-profit, food-related causes that matter to the recipients.
Visit the Julia Child Award website to learn more about the award criteria, the jury, past recipients and past award-related grant recipients.