The Smithsonian Food History Gala
A special evening featuring the presentation of the Julia Child Award
SAVE THE DATE FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018
If you are interested in purchasing tickets for the Gala, please contact Kari Fantasia, Deputy Director for External Affairs, at 202-633-3302 or FantasiaKa@si.edu.
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 four other events. The Gala features the presentation of the Julia Child Award. The evening features inspiring speakers, delicious food, and world class beer and wine.
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.
For more information on the Julia Child Award, please visit the website of the Julia Child Foundation.