The Smithsonian Food History Gala

The Smithsonian Food History Weekend Gala

A special evening featuring the presentation of the Julia Child Award

JOIN US ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018

for the 4th Annual Smithsonian Food History Gala to support the ongoing research, collecting, and programs of our American Food History Project.

THE EVENING WILL FEATURE

the Presentation of the 2018 Julia Child Award to

Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of Border Grill in Los Angeles

MARY SUE MILLIKEN and SUSAN FENIGER

by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts

 

WITH MASTER OF CEREMONIES

Chef Bobby Flay
Chef Bobby Flay

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Barbara Fairchild
Barbara Fairchild

Former Editor-in-Chief, Bon Appétit magazine

Traci des Jardins
Traci Des Jardins

Chef and Owner, Jardinière

 

AWARD PRESENTER

Kajsa Alger
Kajsa Alger

Chef and Co-Owner, Blue Window

 


ABOUT THE GALA

The Gala is a seated black tie dinner dedicated to the history of American food and a fundraiser for future Smithsonian Food History programs, research, and collecting here at the National Museum of American History.

The Gala kicks off the annual Smithsonian Food History Weekend, which continues for two more days and includes myriad other events. The gala features the presentation of the Julia Child Award, as well as inspiring speakers, delicious food, and world-class beer and wine.

 


ABOUT THE JULIA CHILD AWARD

Julia Child, Mary Sue Milliken, and Susan Feniger

The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts established the Julia Child Award in 2015 to honor an individual who has made a profound and significant difference in the way America cooks, eats, and drinks.

The award was created by the Foundation to continue to foster the impact and contributions Julia Child made during her lifetime. Jacques Pépin was presented with the first-ever Award at the inaugural Gala in 2015; Rick Bayless was the 2016 recipient of the Award; and Danny Meyer was the 2017 recipient last October.

Chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger of Border Grill in Los Angeles will receive the Julia Child Award on November 1, 2018, at the Smithsonian Food History Gala. The duo have been in business together for more than 35 years.

 

For more information on the Julia Child Award, please visit the website of the Julia Child Foundation.