The Smithsonian Food History 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
MARY SUE MILLIKEN and SUSAN FENIGER
by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts
WITH MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Chef Bobby Flay
Former Editor-in-Chief, Bon Appétit magazine
Traci Des Jardins
Chef and Owner, Jardinière
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
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.